Dental Anxiety Santa Monica, CA

Many patients suffer from dental anxiety that prevents them from visiting the dentist. If you are one of these people experiencing debilitating fear of the dentist, Dr. Dall’Olmo understands, he hears you and can help you. Our entire dental care team works together to provide a patient-focused, positive, compassionate dentist office environment. Our unique approach to dentistry in combination with sedation dentistry options help patients overcome their dental anxiety so they are able to maintain and restore their oral health.

A Better Dentist Office Experience

We facilitate open and honest communication with our patients and build a positive patient-dentist relationship founded on mutual trust. Through patient education, we help patients understand their dental treatments so that they may confidently make informed decisions about their oral health. Our staff is highly trained and informed and are capable of answering your questions, helping you file your paperwork, and are available to support you every step of the way through your dental treatment.

Dr. Dall’Olmo has over 20 years of experience and has undergone many hours of continuing education to stay current with the latest in modern dentistry. Dr. Dall’Olmo believes in patient focused dental care and always offers the most conservative treatment plan to maintain the integrity of the natural teeth and gums and restore oral health.
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Sedation Dentistry

For patients with severe dental anxiety, Dr. Dall’Olmo offers sedation dentistry options. Sedation methods will be chosen based on our patient’s needs and medical history. Our patient’s safety is our top priority and all sedation dentistry methods will be closely monitored and controlled by a trained professional.

Sedation Dentistry Methods
  • Oral Conscious Sedation: This form of sedation is taken in pill form. Some patients may take the pill several hours prior to treatment and will need a ride to and from treatment. Patients remain awake, but completely relaxed during treatment.
  • Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas): A breathable gas, nitrous oxide takes effect immediately after inhalation. Patients remain awake and alert during treatment but will have little to no memory of the procedure.
  • IV Sedation: Dr. Dall’Olmo is IV sedation certified and offers sedation dentistry for patients who are undergoing advanced restorative dental procedures. IV sedation will allow the patient to sleep peacefully during their treatment. IV Sedation can be controlled and will be closely monitored during treatment.