While many people do not look forward to their annual dental checkup, there are others who have developed an actual fear of visiting the dentist, also known as dental anxiety or dental phobia. When your fear comes from a traumatic or painful experience, you may try to avoid going to the dentist altogether. However, not visiting the dentist can significantly affect your oral health and cause further problems down the line. At La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics, our sedation dentistry (or sleep dentistry) can help you feel safe and more at ease during your visit.Schedule a Consultation
Many people who are afraid of visiting the dentist believe it will be excruciatingly painful. Sedation dentistry can ease a patient's worry about feeling uncomfortable and allows them to have a pain-free cleaning or treatment.
Patients who suffer from anxiety about visiting the dentist, whether due to an unpleasant dental experience in the past or a stress disorder, can benefit from sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry can provide them with a safe and comfortable dental experience to get them the oral care they need without the fear or anxiety.
Most patients who receive sedation dentistry would otherwise not visit their dentist and would suffer the negative health and aesthetic consequences. With sedation dentistry, dental visits become pleasant, and patients get the oral care they need to help maintain their health and give them confidence in their smile.
Deciding on the right sedation method relies on a number of factors, including your level of dental anxiety. Dr. Kohani will discuss your previous dental experiences with you during your consultation to determine the best solution for your needs.
Because sedation alters your sense of alertness, we recommend enlisting a friend or family member to drive you home from the dentist’s office once your procedure is complete.
The cost of sedation dentistry can vary depending on your needs. Dr. Kohani will provide you with a detailed price quote during your consultation.
Sedation dentistry will not only provide you with the oral care you need, but it can also help you effectively reduce your fear of the dentist.
Before and after photos are a great way for you, the patient, to get a realistic view of the results we provide at La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics.
Definitely the BEST dentist I have ever had! A friend referred me to Dr. Kohani. In the past I have not had good experiences with other dentists. As soon as I met Dr. Kohani, I felt very comfortable. He is a very knowledgeable and caring doctor and his staff is amazing. I am currently doing Invisalign with Dr. Kohani. Every time I go to his office it is a very pleasant experience. Dr. Kohani and his staff are always so warm and welcoming. If you are looking for a good, caring, and honest dentist I recommend Dr. Kohani! A. Rodriquez
I have gone to Dr. Kohani a few times now and have had nothing but great experiences. I was impressed with the friendly staff that is welcoming and organized. We all know these visits aren’t necessarily ones we look forward to, but Dr. Kohani makes this experience quite pleasant. He’s a very nice man and phenomenal dentist. I will definitely be returning! O. LaJeunesse
He is an extremely dedicated dentist who is committed to his patients. Dr. Kohani is warm, caring and understanding. I have referred my family and friends to him, who also think he is an amazing dentist and passionate about his practice. You can feel confident with Dr. Kohani and know he will give you the best results possible. Jodi B.
Sedation dentistry is recommended for any individual with dental phobia or anxiety that may prevent them from going to the dentist. It is important that you mention your fears of the dentist immediately so that we can work toward making you as comfortable as possible from the beginning of your appointment until the very end.
It is important to note that sedation is not anesthesia; it allows you to remain awake but unaware of the procedure taking place.
Sedation dentistry is safe for children. They are usually good candidates for this treatment, especially if they have high levels of anxiety and fear of the dentist, require extensive dental services, or have a hard time sitting still.
Complications are unlikely to develop after a sedation dentistry procedure. However, temporary side effects may occur. These include dizziness, drowsiness, and nausea. If you are experiencing vomiting, pain, excessive bleeding, or a fever, contact the office as soon as possible.