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Taking the stress out of oral surgery in West Hills, CA with sleep dentistry

stress out of oral surgery in West Hills, CA

Modern oral surgery is painless and low risk when choosing a skilled dentist such as Dr. Roya Shoffet of Royal Dental Practice in West Hills, CA. However, some procedures can be lengthy, and many people find it challenging to sit in the dental chair for extended periods. Additionally, the idea of having any surgery can trigger anxiety. That is why sedation, also known as sleep dentistry, is a natural adjunct for oral surgery.

What is sleep dentistry?

Sleep dentistry usually refers to IV dental sedation, though it is sometimes applied to milder forms of sedation. The term is a bit of a misnomer because sedation is not general anesthesia. Our sedatives are not strong enough to force unconsciousness. Even if you doze off during treatment, you will be able to wake up soon after the procedure. Dental sedation in our practice is delivered by our expert anesthesiologist team, this is the ideal solution for un-cooperative young children needing extensive treatments or elderly individuals with underlying conditions such as dementia or alzheimers which otherwise treatment would have been impossible.

What is oral surgery?

Some may need surgical treatments for restorative or cosmetic treatment in several situations. Some of the most common include:

  • Wisdom tooth extraction
  • Other complex tooth extractions
  • Gum contouring
  • Bone grafting
  • Dental implant placement

How sedation changes the patient experience

Some oral surgeries can be lengthy appointments. If the patient has difficulty holding still during the treatment, it can cause problems. Although sedatives help relax the mind and body, making treatment more efficient, more comfortable, and less stressful, IV SEDATION is especially beneficial for patients with Alzheimer’s or dementia, who might become confused and frightened during a procedure. Additionally, sitting still or holding the mouth open for some time can be pretty uncomfortable for people with certain physical conditions.

Choose a dentist who is committed to meeting your needs

Dr. Roya Shoffet has dedicated her career to helping people smile, and she understands that oral surgery or other dental treatment can be challenging for some patients. She has extensive experience working with elderly patients, Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, disabled patients, and those suffering from extreme dental fear. No matter what your specific needs or concerns, you can count on the compassion and skill of Dr. Shoffet and her team. Just give us a call at (818) 334-6655 to get started