Sedation Dentistry

Conscious Sedation

Some patients experience anxiety in the dental office and have a difficult time relaxing or sit still long enough for Dr. Malek, a dental specialist in Long Beach 90807 to treat them. For these patients, Dr. Malek, will suggest the best suitable form of medication that allow the patient to relax and/or become sleepy for your dental treatment.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is used by Dr. Malek a dental specialist in Long Beach 90807, most often for patients who are mildly or moderately anxious or nervous. Nitrous Oxide aids with easing patient’s fears during treatment by Dr. Malek, whose practice is limited to periodontics and dental implants in long beach 90807. Once Nitrous Oxide is administered by Dr. Malek, the patient will become calm, yet still awake and capable of communicating with Dr. Malek, dental specialist in long beach 90807. Once Dr. Malek turns off the nitrous oxide gas, the effects of the sedation will dissipate almost immediately. Nitrous oxide is safe, Dr. Malek, a dental specialist, can easily administer nitrous oxide and always delivered mixed with oxygen. When the treatment has been completed, Dr. Malek will turn off the nitrous oxide and administer oxygen for about 5 to 10 minutes to aid flush the patient’s body of nitrous oxide. Dr. Malek will further discuss with you what process is best for you. Dr. Malek, a dental specialist recommends that you do not eat too much before nitrous oxide is administered.

Oral Sedation

Patients who are more anxious may need an oral medication that is h2er than nitrous oxide. When choosing a medication, Dr. Malek, a dental specialist practicing in Long Beach, CA 90807 will consider your anxiety level, and your ability to cooperate and the treatment required as case by case. With the use of oral sedation, you may be sleepy, however, you may awake as needed by Dr. Malek, dental specialist with practice devoted to periodontics and dental implants. Dr. Malek will consult with you and determine the process suitable for your case.

General Anesthesia

is provided by Dr. Ronald Davies a Board Certified in his field and UCLA Hospital trained in Medical Anesthesiology.

Periodontal Disease

A recent study has found that periodontal disease has been linked to some cancers. Dr. Malek recommends that periodontal disease can be prevented by practicing good oral hygiene and regular visits with your dentist and periodontist.

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Dental Implants

A dental implant (artificial tooth root) is a custom-made piece of bio-compatible metal (so your body does not reject this material) serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth.

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