Southern California including Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, Beverly Hills, Valencia and Hollywood, California
What type of sedation dentistry does Dr. Goodrick perform?
Valencia Dentist, Dr. Goodrick performs adult oral conscious sedation dentistry, not sleep dentistry. Oral conscious sedation dentistry is one of the most common forms of sedation dentistry. This is because all you have to do is take a small pill an hour prior to the dental visit.
Oral conscious sedation dentistry also provides a level of amnesia with the medication. This will allow you to forget much of what happens during the dental procedure.
What are the benefits of oral conscious sedation dentistry?
Oral conscious sedation dentistry is a wonderful solution for anybody who wants to have a dental procedure performed without having the discomfort, anxiety, or fear that can be associated with some dental visits.
Oral conscious sedation dentistry is very safe, and it is easy to monitor patients who are sedated. Also, oral conscious sedation dentistry is one of the lower cost forms of sedation dentistry, which means you can pay less for the same benefits.
Who is a good sedation dentistry candidate?
Nearly anybody is a good sedation dentistry candidate. In fact if you need extensive dental work performed, sedation dentistry may be recommended so that more procedures can be completed during your visit. You are a possible sedation dentistry candidate if you:
- Fear the dentist office
- Hate needles
- Hate the sound of the dentist office
- Have sensitive teeth
- Have painful teeth
- Have extensive or complex dental problems
- Have muscle spasms
- Have a bad gag reflex
- Have difficulty getting numb
- Have anxiety about the dentist
- Have a busy schedule
What will my visit be like?
Due to the sedative effects of oral conscious sedation, you will need to have someone drive you to and from our office. During your visit you will feel very relaxed and unaware of the treatment. After ward, you will not be able to remember much of the visit, but you will feel refreshed and pleasant without many of the post numbing effects of other dental visits.
Can any general dentist provide sedation dentistry?
No, very few, in fact. Not all general dentists can provide sedation dentistry. Dr. Goodrick went through extensive, advance training in order to be able to provide you with the option of sedation dentistry. He has training in dealing with possible complications from the sedatives as well as dealing with all kinds of patients who are sedated. In addition, he holds a special permit from the State of California to do so.
Dell Ariel Goodrick, DDS, FAGD
By appointment, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
and Wednesday 8am - 2pm
Santa Clarita, CA 91321