Los Angeles Sedation Dentistry

San Gabriel Sedation and Implant Dentists
Los Angeles patients can get relaxing dental treatments with sedation dentistry. People who normally fear the dentist can relax with dental sedation. Relaxing dental treatments are actually possible with IV sedation. Dr. Thomas Gonzales has been treating high fear patients for over 45 years. His calming demeanor and advanced training in IV sedation are a few of the reasons patients come from all over the world for dental treatments. In fact, Dr. Gonzales is one of a few dentists licensed in California to perform advanced IV sedation. He is also one of a very few doctors who has taught IV sedation to other dentists.
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Calming Your Nerves

According to the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS Education), 30 percent of the population avoids the dentist due to fear. This dental phobia prevents people from receiving necessary routine dental care, potentially compromising the health and functionality of their mouth and smile.

Sedation dentistry is used to provide a relaxing and anxiety-free experience for people receiving dental treatment. It enables individuals too afraid to go to the dentist to receive the dental care they need while avoiding dental fear.

Sedation Services

Hand holding sedation pills and water

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation dentistry is the most common technique used in the United States to quell patient fears. The technique is easy and requires no needles. Best of all, the medications create such a comfortable experience that most patients do not remember the visit; it is as if they slept through the treatment. In reality, oral sedation dentistry maintains a level of consciousness in the patient for safety and cooperation.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, also called “laughing gas”,  is one of the most common types of sedation dentistry services that we offer. Since nitrous oxide provides an extremely light conscious sedation, it allows you to relax while still being completely aware of everything going on around you. Laughing gas is fast acting and quickly reversible, with no lingering drowsiness. You can resume your normal routine in immediately.

Doctor holding a gas mask
Man with IV needle in his arm

IV Sedation

Intravenous (IV) sedation is a procedure used to establish a relaxed, easy and calm state through the use of sedatives. Also referred to as deep conscious sedation, it is a very safe and effective technique to calm people with extreme dental anxiety.

With IV sedation, sedative drugs are administered directly through a vein in the hand or arm, so it goes to work very quickly. This allows the dentist to continually adjust the level of sedation, allowing unprecedented control over the relaxation levels, combined with profound amnesia. Depending on the amount of sedative you receive, you will feel extremely relaxed, drowsy, or you may fall asleep completely.

This type of sedation requires a responsible adult to drive the patient to and from their appointment, and spend some time with them afterward until the sedative wears off completely. In addition to the IV, the dentist will typically use a local anesthetic, or numbing medication at the site to alleviate the pain of the procedure. Because the patient is in an extreme state of relaxation, it is possible for the dentist to achieve years worth of dental work in a single visit.

Client Testimonials

Bruce S.
Dental surgery

I got 4 implants in one day.  I was pretty astonished at how I looked. I can’t explain it to you but you feel like you get some years back. I just feel great.

Rachel E.
IV Sedation

I feel like this is the first place to really LISTEN and HELP regarding the dental phobia.

Jose S.
Full Mouth Dental Implants

Dr Gonzales was painless and he did it effortlessly. I have completely healed from the implants. He makes me look good. He is the best.

Monica N.
Single implant

Not only is the implant he gave me beautiful, but the confidence that he allowed me to have in my smile is priceless.

I like being able to come in here. You say hi to the staff, they put you in the chair, the next thing you know you’re asleep and then the next thing you know your awake and the day is over with and it’s time to go home. It’s just wonderful. It’s a wonderful experience.

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Female patient in dental chair with anesthesia machine over her nose.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

  • Eliminates your ability to feel pain
  • Patient is not aware of the sounds and sights of the procedure.
  • Less discomfort after the procedure
  • Perform multiple procedures in one visit
  • Suitable for patients with gag reflex
  • Patient is in a deep state of relaxation
  • Relieves stress and anxiety
  • Minimizes bodily tension and involuntary movement.
  • Saves time and money

Office Information

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Financing Offered
We accept: Patient Fi, Care Credit, Proceed Finance and Lending Club.
Languages We Speak
Spanish Mandarin
(626) 872-6352
Hours of Operation
Mon. - Fri. 8 AM - 5 PM

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