How Does Dental Sedation Work?

Pain Free Dentistry With Your Dentist In Ladera Ranch

dental sedation dentist Rancho Santa Margarita and Mission ViejoAs a sedation dentist in Ladera Ranch, patients frequently ask us how dental sedation works, and how it can provide them pain free dentistry. With this in mind, we have provided some information below about the forms of dental sedation we have available at Hales Parker Dentistry near Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita, and how they work.

Laughing Gas


Laughing gas is administered through a special mask, and induces a great sense of calm and relaxation. This form of dental sedation has been used for years, and remains ever popular with patients young and old because of its effectiveness and ease of use.

Oral Conscious Sedation


Oral conscious sedation — also known as conscious sedation – is a form of dental sedation administered in the form of an oral sedative pill. This pill in most cases is taken before you arrive at the dentist, and provides a deeper sense of relaxation and calm while allowing you to remain awake so that you can interact with the sedation dentist as necessary. With conscious sedation, be sure to arrange a ride with someone you know home, because it can take a little while for the effects of the pill to wear off.

IV sedation


Intravenous sedation is administered directly into the bloodstream by a certified anesthesiologist, providing a sense of relaxation, peace and calm that is especially effective for longer treatment times. IV sedation helps ensure that more anxious patients can get the care they need for these longer treatments, and has proven to be very effective and safe at easing dental anxiety, providing pain free dentistry all while the patient can continue to interact with the dentist as necessary.

We are proud to offer dental sedation to our patients, and love seeing the results that being a sedation dentist can provide. Whether you are looking to have pain free dentistry, or just need a greater sense of relaxation and calm during your visit so you can get the care you desire, our sedation dentist team is ready to help in Ladera Ranch. Have some more questions for us about dental sedation? Contact our team today if you are in the Mission Viejo – Rancho Santa Margarita area!