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Sedation Dentistry Elk Grove, CA

Sedation Dentistry

Dental treatments do not need to be stressful or cause anxiety. With sedation dentistry, even those with dental phobia can feel relaxed and at ease while they receive dental care. At Laguna West Dental Care, we want patients to feel comfortable and calm while we care for their smiles. We offer sedation options to those undergoing invasive or lengthy procedures and for those with anxiety, special needs or other issues that hinder dental care.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Imagine drifting into a peaceful state of mind and relaxing completely during your dental visits. Oral conscious sedation can have that effect on our patients, making their visits stress-free. This form of sedation uses a calming medication that we prescribe before the dental visit. Patients take a pill before their appointment to relax their body and mind. While you will be awake and conscious, many people find they drift off in a dream-like state while they are sedated. You can still communicate or respond, but you will feel completely at ease during your dental treatment. Since there are lingering sedation effects for a few hours, patients using oral conscious sedation should not drive after their treatment.

Nitrous Oxide

“Laughing gas,” or nitrous oxide, has been used safely for decades as a mild sedation for dental treatments. Breathing in the gas during your dental procedure creates a mild sense of euphoria to help you stay calm and comfortable. You will be awake and aware but feel completely at ease. Nitrous oxide effects only last as long as you are breathing in the gas. Once you take in a few breaths of air without the gas, the effects dissipate quickly.

Sedation dentistry can help alleviate stress and complications during dental treatments. If you or a family member would like to use sedation for your dental treatments, talk to our team before your appointment. It is important we review your medical history and discuss sedation before your appointment. This is so we find a method that is a safe and effective option for you.

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Opening Hours

Winter Hours

October - April
Monday:
7:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday:
7:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Thursday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Friday:
7:00am - 12:00pm

Summer Hours

May - September
Monday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Tuesday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Wednesday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Thursday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Friday:
7:00am - 12:00pm

Our Patient Reviews

Laguna West Dental Care

5.0

Based on 19 reviews

Suzanne B.

As I was walking to my car after my appointment I thought, I sure am happy I come here. I get warm friendly service and gentle, thorough care throughout my visit. Dr. Chan and his staff are the best.

Jennifer B.

We've been so very happy with Dr. You and his staff since we moved to Sacramento in 1985! We've followed him to the current location in Laguna...he and his staff take such good care of all our dental needs. I have no hesitation in recommending their services!

Stephanie O.

In my 65 years on the planet, and hundreds of hours in former dentists' offices, Dr. You and his staff are by far the best I've ever encountered. My very recent crown replacement was 100 percent pain free! All phases of treatment, from removal of the old crown, mold taking and making, to the permanent placement with my brand new well-matched molar, was seamless. I respect and applaud Laguna West Dental Care for taking such talented care of me.

Janet S.

Since retiring, I drive and hour and a half each way to continue to see Dr. You and his entire staff ... and I hate to drive. No better dentist and hygenists in Sacramento and I have tried others over the years. Thank you for a great experience each and every time Laguna West!

Norman H.

In my 50+ years, I've probably had 7 to 8 dentists and have had my share of bad experiences that made me fearful of going to the dentist. But, after switching to Dr. Chan in 1991, I really couldn't be happier and don't dread dental appointments anymore. Dr. Chan is gentle and exceptionally good at giving shots that I can barely feel. He even calls me in the evening after every procedure to make sure I'm doing okay. The staff is friendly and caring and the facilities are nice. Highly recommended.

Carol D.

We've been patients of Dr. You and Dr. Chan since my son was in kindergarten - now a County employee. Everyone on the staff is great. I had one bad experience with a dentist referred by my insurance co. - I'd NEVER see a dentist again without a personal referral. Consider this mine to you -- Laguna West is an excellent choice!