Sedation Dentistry – Long Beach, CA

Feel Comfortable at the Dentist

From negative experiences at the dentist to discomfort with the sounds of the equipment, many people struggle with dental anxiety or fear. Unfortunately, this means far too many people avoid getting the dental care they need, putting their smiles at risk for problems like decay and infection. Luckily, Dr. Matthew Listiyo offers safe, proven methods of alleviating dental anxiety with sedation dentistry. If you’re ready to feel comfortable at the dentist, contact our office to learn more about your sedation options!

Why Choose Listiyo Family Dental for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Sedation Available for Patients of All Ages
  • Gentle Dentist with a Conservative Approach to Treatment
  • Relaxing, Spa-Like Dental Office

Oral Conscious Sedation

Patients with severe dental anxiety or who need complex treatment may benefit from oral conscious sedation, which involves taking a prescribed pill a certain amount of time before your procedure begins. While this medication won’t put you to sleep, you’ll feel so deeply relaxed that any memory of your appointment will be fuzzy at best. Completing your treatment will also be a breeze. Plan on having someone drive you to and from our office since the sedative’s effects can linger for the next several hours.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

For milder cases of dental nervousness, we typically recommend nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas.” With this method, you’ll inhale an odorless gas through a nasal hood, and it will make you feel relaxed almost instantly. Our team will closely monitor your vitals and adjust the dosage of the nitrous as needed to ensure your comfort and safety. Once we’ve finished with your procedure, and you stop inhaling the sedative, its effects should evaporate as quickly as they came on, allowing you to resume your day without residual grogginess.