Sedation Dentistry An Overview
Sedation dentistry is commonly used to help patients control their dental anxiety. Fear of the dentist can restrict patients’ ability to receive the dental care they need, allowing complex oral health concerns to develop in the absence of dental care. Through dental sedation, patients with anxiety can also receive several dental treatments or procedures during one visit, saving time, money and stress.
Santa Monica dentist and periodontist Dr. Fabrizio Dall’Olmo offers sedation dentistry options to help patients feel completely relaxed and comfortable during their dental treatments.
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.
Our patient’s safety and comfort are our top priority. Dr. Dall’Olmo is IV sedation certified and has over 20 years of experience. All sedation methods are recommended with discretion, taking into consideration the patient’s medical history and current health condition.
Dr. Dall'Olmo (alias Dr. D.) is the BOMB!!! I've been a patient of his for over a decade and wouldn't go to anyone else. He is the BEST of the BEST and everyone in his office is wonderful! I always…Cyndy L.
If I could give 10 stars I would. Over the weekend I was having severe shooting pain in my jaw, head and neck due to a deeply decade/infected molar. ER helped by providing me with pain killers to keep me…Jessica R.
... My recent gum graft surgery... 2 surgeries actually. The first was so great, I came in for another ;) jk. All jokes aside, the doctor and his staff are competent, professional, patient and accommodating. This all makes for a…Jose B.
I have had many bad experiences in many dental Offices. I am elated to say those experiences Are now in the past, and I am thrilled to know Dr. Dall'Olmo, Brenda, and his staff will be my Trusted dental office…Dale C.
Sedation Dentistry What to Expect
The patient experience will vary depending on the form of sedation selected for use. Our dental care team will ensure that every patient is fully informed about their sedation option and will outline the benefits and risks.
Dr. Dall’Olmo has over 20 years of experience and stays current with the latest in modern dentistry. Our team facilitates open and honest communication with our patients through a mutual patient-dentist relationship founded on trust. Dr. Dall’Olmo believes in patient focused dental care and always offers the most conservative treatment plan that is designed to maintain the integrity of the natural teeth and gums.
Through patient education, we keep patients informed about the condition of their oral health and how best to care for it so that they make confident choices regarding their dental care. Our staff is always happy to answer questions, and are available as a resource for you.