Sedation Dentistry

Are you afraid to visit the dentist? We can help!

Many patients suffer from dental anxiety—about 30 to 40 million people in America. Our periodontist, Dr. Ellie Love, and our experienced, compassionate team understand that dental anxiety can pose a real threat to your health. As a result, we customize sedation dentistry solutions to accommodate each patient’s unique needs and recommend relaxation exercises.

Our sedation dentistry services are designed for patients like you who need assistance feeling relaxed and comfortable at the dentist. Don’t feel embarrassed our discouraged about having dental anxiety. Our experienced team works diligently to create a trusting and safe atmosphere at our Rancho Mirage, CA office and can help you work through your fears with help from our sedation dentistry options.

Our Sedation Dentistry Services

Local Anesthetic

Local anesthetic provides a numbing sensation to the treatment site. We use local anesthetic for all procedures, effectively halting sensations of pain for patients without or with very minimal dental anxiety.

Nitrous Oxide

“Laughing gas” administered through the nose that provides sensations of relaxation and euphoria. We can combine this option with other sedation forms for optimal comfort during procedures.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation taken in pill form helps provide a state of deep relaxation beginning before the appointment. We use oral sedation for patients with moderate dental anxiety, often combining it with other options.

IV Sedation

IV conscious sedation provides the optimal level of both relaxation and pain control. Dr. Love is certified to administer IV sedation intravenously and is experienced in monitoring sedation levels for the most customized experience.

Why Do Our Patients Choose IV Sedation?

While we offer a variety of sedation dentistry services, perhaps the most customizable and effective of them all is IV conscious sedation. IV sedation is designed to provide a continuous flow of sedation intravenously so that patients can experience the highest level of pain control and relaxation for their individual needs. Though Dr. Love is certified to administer IV sedation, she brings a professional anesthesiologist to our Rancho Mirage, CA office for more complex treatments to ensure your comfort and safety. No matter which sedation dentistry solution best fits your needs, we are here to help you experience a relaxing and effective appointment, receive the dental care your smile deserves, and enjoy better oral health long-term!

Don’t let fear keep you from visiting the dentist. Contact us today!