Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Dental anxiety keeps countless men and women in the Manhattan Beach, CA area from getting the oral care they need. If you are one of them, the team at Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions encourages you to consider sedation dentistry for a relaxed experience.

Understanding sedation

Sedation is generally not a substitute for numbing, but rather a complement to it. Sedation helps your mind and body relax so that treatment can be administered efficiently and comfortably.

Inhaled sedation is commonly called “laughing gas.” It is a pleasantly-scented combination of nitrous oxide and oxygen administered through a small mask over the nose. It takes effect quickly, and the flow of gas can be adjusted during treatment to keep you at ease. You are awake, but calm and untroubled by the sights, sounds, and activities going on around you. The sedative effect wears off quickly after the flow of gas is stopped, and there is no residual grogginess. You may drive and return to other activities following your appointment.

Oral conscious sedation is a pill, taken before your appointment. Though you remain conscious, you are relaxed and may doze off during treatment. You will need a driver to get you home, and most patients have little memory of the appointment once the medication wears off.

Intravenous sedation brings a deeper level of relaxation, and dosage can be adjusted during the appointment. IV sedation can be a good choice for extractions, an extensive procedure, or children who need oral surgery. The effect is fully gone by morning.

Why Manhattan Beach, CA patients love sedation dentistry

  • Appointment time seems to pass quickly.
  • Likely to have jaw strain, or a stiff neck and back.
  • Sedation creates positive experiences that help to erase old, deeply-rooted fears.
  • Sedation isn’t just for patients with dental anxiety. It is beneficial for a busy individual who needs multiple procedures completed in one visit, someone with an active gag reflex, or anyone who has difficulty sitting still for the duration of an appointment.

With the warm compassion and gentle care of our staff, you may never need sedation. But isn’t it good to have the option? Call


for a sedation dentistry appointment at Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions.

Meet Manhattan Beach, CA Best Dentist Dr. Don Mungcal

Dr. Don Mungcal Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions

Maintaining healthy gums and teeth has never been easier in Manhattan Beach, California with the impeccable services delivered by Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions. Outstanding personalized attention, emergency care, advanced methods, and trained staff make patients’ experiences smooth.

With almost three decades of clinical experience, Lead Dentist Dr. Don Mungcal focuses on understanding not only your dental goals and needs, but also you and your family’s medical history. He is passionate about staying abreast of modern dental technologies and spends several hundred hours annually on continuing education courses. Membership at the California Dental Society also enhances his knowledge and benefits his patients. Connect with Dr. Don Mungcal on Linkedin

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