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Stop Dental Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry


Stop Dental Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry

Visiting the dental chair can be a nerve-wracking experience for even the bravest of adults. There are many adult patients who have anxiety about dental visits because of past negative experiences or the fear of discomfort. With sedation dentistry, Simi Valley area dentist, Dr. Harmik Hartounian, can help. Nitrous oxide sedation is just one method of relaxing a patient available at his practice, the Dental Center of Simi Valley.

Nitrous oxide sedation is achieved using a special gas that is odorless. It is administered through the nose and makes patients feel extremely relaxed in less than a minute. The dentist and his staff can adjust the nitrous oxide as needed to ensure patient comfort throughout their procedure. It is mild, safe, and effective at providing patients the relaxation they need to get past their fears of the dental chair. Some patients feel tired with the administration of this gas, while others feel somewhat loopy. This is how the gas got its name “laughing gas” in the past.

Dr. Harmik Hartounian and the team of the Dental Center of Simi Valley encourage patients to consider this sedation to their visits. It can give patients the confidence they need to later attend dental visits without sedation. Nitrous oxide can even be used on patients who do not necessarily have fears but may have a sensitive gag reflex that keeps them from getting through their appointments. Before deciding if nitrous oxide is appropriate for you, consult with Dr. Harmik Hartounian to discuss your concerns.

Dr. Harmik Hartounian of the Simi Valley area is a dentist who understands many patients experience dental anxiety. With sedation dentistry, patients can rest easy knowing they will have a positive visit to the dental chair. If you have considered using nitrous oxide sedation with your dental visits, contact Dr. Harmik Hartounian of the Dental Center of Simi Valley to discuss. Call (805) 579-0600 or book an appointment personally at 4210 East Los Angeles Avenue, Unit F.

Location: 4210 East Los Angeles Ave. Unit F Simi Valley, CA 93063



Posted April 12, 2017 Back to Blog


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