Sedation Dentistry

Patients tell us they love their experiences with us, starting with their first phone interaction with our friendly dental team. They appreciate that we offer specialized dentistry in a fun and friendly environment and that we genuinely care about them and their unique needs.

We Offer Sedation Dentistry in Corona, CA

However, we also have patients with dental anxiety that prevents them from having a positive experience. Their fear is so intense that they risk their oral health because they can’t bring themselves to schedule an appointment. For those patients, we offer sedation dentistry at our Corona, CA dental office. With dental sedation, our patients can get past their anxiety to relax and get the important care they need.

We offer short-term relaxation with calming nitrous oxide (laughing gas) with effects that disappear quickly so that you can go on with your day after treatment.

Our periodontist Dr. Brock Lorenz is certified to offer oral sedation and IV sedation right here at Dental Care of Corona. 

Who Benefits from Dental Sedation?

Dental anxiety ranges from butterflies in your stomach to severe dental phobia that prevents you from seeing the dentist at all. That is why we offer different levels of sedation and match them to your needs.

However, you can also benefit from sedation dentistry if:

  • You require complex dental treatment and a longer appointment
  • You or a loved one has special needs or has trouble sitting still in the dental chair.
  • You have a strong gag reflex.
  • You have a fear of needles and injections.
  • You would like to sleep through your appointment.

Sedation Options Tailored to Your Needs

We offer three types of sedation, and you and your dentist can discuss which is suitable for your needs: 

Nitrous Oxide or Laughing Gas

Nearly everyone can benefit from the relaxing, comforting effects of nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas. Nitrous oxide is the mildest sedation and is safe to use for children. It’s popular with our patients because the effects don’t linger, and they can drive themselves to and from their appointment.

We administer nitrous through a small nasal mask, and you just inhale and enjoy the calming, relaxing effects. As soon as we stop the flow of nitrous, your head will start to clear, and in a few minutes, you’ll be ready to go on with your busy day.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation involves taking a sedative before your appointment that will help you relax. By taking it about an hour beforehand, you’ll arrive at our office feeling very calm and ready for your appointment. Since the sedative stays in your system for several hours, you’ll need someone to drive you to and from your visit.

IV Sedation

If you have deep anxiety and nitrous and oral sedation won’t work for you, we recommend IV sedation. This is because IV (intravenous) sedation puts you in a semi-conscious state; this means that we can communicate with you, but you won’t be aware of what’s happening around you or remember much about the details afterward.

Since our periodontist, Dr. Brock Lorenz, is certified to administer IV sedation, you can have your procedure done here at our Corona, CA dental office.

Don’t Fear Another Dental Appointment!

With sedation options at our Corona, CA dental office, you never have to fear another dental visit again! Call us to schedule an appointment or to learn more about how sedation dentistry works.