Sedation Dentistry

dentist.3At Little Big Smiles Family Dentistry, we want to provide you with a place where you can enjoy pain-free dentistry. Dr. Chen is very gentle and will make things as comfortable as he can for you. However, if the mere thought of dentistry is still uncomfortable for you or sends chills down your spine, we offer various dental sedation options that can ease your fears. We can offer something as simple as nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas” as it’s commonly known as, for a light sedation, to a little heavier sedation via medications that will work like sleeping aids. With this kind of medication you can take it before coming to see us, and by the time you get to our office, you’ll already be relaxed. If the above methods still don’t work out for you, we do have a dental anesthesiologist or sedation dentist that can come into our office and perform an IV sedation for you. With IV sedation, you are not fully sedated like in a hospital operating room, but you will be sedated enough so that you are not aware of dental treatments being done and usually will not remember much of the procedures afterwards. This is a good option for people who are just terrified of even hearing our equipment work, but have important dentistry that needs to be done. We know how important it is to take care of your dental needs, so we put great value in our services to help you protect and maintain a healthy mouth. So don’t let a fear of the dentist get in your way for you to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.