Have you put off receiving important dental visits because of your dental phobia? You aren't alone.
Sedation dentistry has allowed formerly anxious dental patients to receive much-needed care without having to endure feelings of anxiety.
Andrew G. Mortensen, DDS, administers oral conscious sedation so Fountain Valley, CA, patients can enjoy a worry-free dental experience.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is the practice of using different methods to relax a patient during their dental visit. Unlike local anesthesia, which is used to numb the treatment area, sedation dentistry is used to calm the mind for a more relaxing procedure. The sedation method can be combined with local anesthesia for a virtually painless procedure.
Dr. Mortensen Discusses Sedation Dentistry
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Dr. Andrew G. Mortensen completed special training and coursework to receive his credentials in sedation dentistry, so you can rest assured that you are in the hands of an educated and knowledgeable professional.
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Candidates for Sedation Dentistry
Anxiety and fear about dental appointments stop many patients from receiving much-needed treatment. Sedation allows patients to get the care they need without being uncomfortable during the process.
Patients with tooth and gum sensitivity may benefit from relaxing sedation dentistry. Also, patients with a sensitive gag reflex triggered by dental procedures may find dentistry with sedation helpful.
Trouble Sitting Still
Patients with medical conditions such as cerebral palsy, ALS, and arthritis may find sitting still challenging. These patients can benefit from sedation dentistry. Patients with mental health conditions, such as autism or ADHD, may also benefit from sedation.
If you're undergoing a complex procedure, our dentists may be able to fit multiple dental appointments into one dentistry visit thanks to sedation. A dentist can perform complicated dental work safely while the patient is fully relaxed.
The Sedation Dentistry Process
Dr. Mortensen has taken special training in sedation dentistry to ensure he delivers a safe and effective experience for his patients.
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