Sedation Dentistry

Los Angeles / Beverly Hills Sedation Dentistry Specialist
Dr. Kevin Sands
How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?

A small pill is given to you an prior to your dental appointment.

Someone will have to accompany you to the office. When you arrive, you will be very drowsy. After you are comfortable, the doctor and our experienced clinical team will take care of your dental needs.

When your treatment is completed, your companion will escort you home.

Facts About Sedation Dentistry

It Really Works!

It's Safe! You take a small pill prior to treatment; there are no tubes or needles.

You will have little or no memory of the dental experience. You won't remember any smells or sounds.

You will relax for up to five to six hours after taking the pill. This relaxation time will vary depending on your treatment.

Complex dental treatments that often requiring multiple appointments can be done in as little as one visit!

If who have difficulty getting numb, sedation dentistry eliminates this problem.

Sedation dentistry is a safe way to reduce extended dental treatment requiring long visits.

How long will I be relaxing?

Depending on your needs, from two to six hours.

Will someone need to accompany me?

Yes, due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to the dental office and home again.

Am I a candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

People who have...
high fear
traumatic dental experiences
difficulty getting numb
a bad gag reflex
very sensitive teeth
complex dental problems
limited time to complete dental care

People who...
hate needles and shots
hate the noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care
are afraid or embarrassed about their teeth

Sleep dentistry, or sedation dentistry, is a dental solution designed for patients who dread going to the dentist. Many people feel afraid or uncomfortable when they are placed in vulnerable positions like the dental chair, and may experience dental anxiety as a result. Sleep dentistry is an option for patients who fear dental procedures, fear needles, have difficulty with their gag reflex, have very sensitive teeth, or have difficulty becoming numb from oral injections.

Sleep dentistry offers pain-free and anxiety-free dental procedures. Sleep dentistry also provides an opportunity to perform multiple procedures in one session, minimizing the number of visits a patient has to make to the dental office. Generally sleep dentistry involves conscious sedation.

Other common types of conscious sedation are inhalation, intravenous, and intramuscular sedation. Inhalation sedation, or nitrous oxide-oxygen, is the most common sedation technique and is also known as laughing gas. Inhalation sedation is a preferable option as patients recover quickly and may leave the dental office alone and immediately resume their normal daily activities.

In addition to helping Santa Monica, Brentwood, Beverly Hills and West Los Angeles cosmetic dentistry patients relax, sedation dentistry also allows them to complete multiple treatments during a single appointment. For example, some patients undergo dental implants and porcelain veneers procedures on the same day. Other patients often choose to complete teeth whitening in conjunction with more comprehensive smile makeover procedures. In addition to these treatments, Dr. Sands also specializes in helping Los Angeles / Beverly Hills Invisalign patients achieve aesthetically pleasing, confident smiles.


Kevin B. Sands DDS
414 Camden Drive
Suite 940
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

P. (310) 273-0111
F. (310) 271-0584