Here at Royal Dental Practice in West Hills Los Angeles, California, we continue to stay true to our name by treating each patient we encounter like Royalty! Dr. Roya Shoffet-Yaghoubian rolls out the red carpet for each patient by providing care that is relaxing and friendly, with an emphasis on personal care for each of her patients. In addition, we are happy to offer sedative options to our patients who may need assistance achieving comfort and relaxation while visiting our office.
While you may not have heard the term before, Dentophobia is common and refers to one who has a fear or anxiety about visiting a dental office and over dental procedures. For many who suffer, this fear is rooted in an experience that happened early in life, often as a child. When one has an early experience that is deeply negative, it can root itself in the brain, leading to future fear and anxiety of every visit back to the dentist. Dr. Shoffet understands this is a reality and has designed our practice in a way to minimize or outright eliminate triggers and other sources of dental anxiety.
Dr. Shoffet offers sedation options, including general anesthesia and IV sedation, for patients with more severe fear or those coming in for complex, lengthy, or multiple procedures. Dr. Shoffet is trained and very skilled at administering sedation dentistry. Sedation provides a calming, relaxed experience for the patient. IV sedation involves the administration of a sedative directly into the bloodstream via an IV. While you will not be completely unconscious, you will remain largely unaware of your surroundings and be deeply relaxed and calm. General anesthesia is also offered and differs from IV sedation due to the fact you will be put completely under and remain unconscious for the entirety of your procedure.
To find out more about ways to relax at Royal Dental Practice, call (818) 334-6655. We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to modern, pleasant dentistry in West Hills Los Angeles, CA.
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