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Sedation Dentistry

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

Poor oral health can affect the look of your smile, the condition of your teeth, and even the health of your heart and other organs. Dr. Mortensen offers oral conscious sedation to make dental care treatment for Fountain Valley, CA, patients possible, no matter their reservations.
Patients who suffer from dental anxiety often don't seek the dental treatment that they need; with sedation dentistry, we can calm patients' fears, put them into a relaxed state of mind during treatment, and help ensure their oral health is maintained. At our practice, we use oral conscious sedation for its ease of use and reliable results.

Is Sedation Dentistry Right For You? Request a Consultation

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.

If you live in Orange County and think you might be a candidate for sedation dentistry, our Fountain Valley, CA, dental practice is for you. Request a consultation today.

(714) 964-4183

Dr. Mortensen and team
Dr. Andrew G. Mortensen has trained at the world-famous Las Vegas Institute.

"Always a five star experience." 5-Star Reviews From Fountain Valley, CA, Patients


Lynn Black


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Dr. Mortensen and staff are the best! I've recommended a lot of people here and everyone loves them.

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Paula Bevans


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Always a five star experience. Great dentist with exceptional staff.

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Candidates for Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Mortensen will review your medical records before your procedure to ensure that you're a candidate for sedation and that the oral sedative won't interfere with any additional medication you're taking. Besides checking that your medical history permits you to undergo sedation, our dentist will recommend dentistry with sedation if you have:


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.

Limited Time

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. 
Dr. Mortensen has taken special training in sedation dentistry to ensure he delivers a safe and effective experience for his patients. 


You can discuss if sedation dentistry is right for you during your consultation with Dr. Mortensen. He will review your medical records to see if oral conscious sedation is right for you and prescribe the necessary dosage.

Before the Procedure

The amount of medication prescribed will be unique to you. Some patients are even prescribed an additional pill to take the night before in order to get a restful night of sleep. You'll take the medication an hour before your appointment, so you'll need someone to drive you to our dentistry practice.

During the Procedure

Patients can relax worry-free during their dental visit thanks to oral conscious sedation. While you're awake during the entire procedure, you may not remember your time in the dentist's chair after the oral sedation wears off.

After the Procedure

You may feel groggy following your procedure since the effects can take a few hours to wear off. You'll need to arrange a ride home from our dental office in order to ensure your safety.

"Dr. Mortensen really put me at ease." More 5-Star Reviews From Fountain Valley, CA, Patients


Clinton Rosen


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Great staff and wonderful dentist who really took the time to explain to me my options. Dr. Mortensen really put me at ease.

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Cat B


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Been going to doc for awhile. His staff is friendly and efficient love them all. Doc is amazing and fixed my issues. I highly recommend. 

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Andrew G. Mortensen, DDS

Andrew G. Mortensen, DDS

Dr. Andrew Mortensen is a top-rated dentist with training from the world-famous Las Vegas Institute. His exceptional care and expertise have earned him hundreds of 5-star reviews, and he is an accredited member of the:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Orange County Dental Society 

Ready to schedule a consultation at our Huntington Beach dental practice? Request an appointment online or call us at (714) 964-4183.

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Reach out to us today to set up an appointment and strengthen your oral health.
"I am proud to have served patients in our community. Through continuing education and state-of-the-art equipment, we are able to offer you and your family the high level of care you're looking for." Andrew G. Mortensen, D.D.S.

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