Sedation dentistry, or sleep dentistry, is often used for patients who experience anxiety, fear, or other distressing feelings during dental treatment. Multiple treatments can be finished in a single appointment, and patients can feel completely calm and relaxed during the process. Our Sherman Oaks periodontist may recommend sedation dentistry for patients who feel tense or worried about their upcoming treatments. We will work with you to identify the most appropriate level of sedation and best methods for your needs. This may include nitrous oxide sedation, oral sedation, or IV sedation. Nitrous oxide is fast-acting and extremely effective. It allows you to feel deeply relaxed without feeling groggy or medicated. Oral sedation is administered using oral anti-anxiety medications and allows patients to feel relaxed and somewhat drowsy, but they are still awake and able to respond to treatment needs. IV sedation is the deepest form of sedation and is extremely effective for those with severe anxiety or dental phobia. Our dentist is board certified for nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation and can help you find the ideal level of relaxation to help you feel comfortable during your periodontal treatment. Give us a call today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our expert in sedation in Sherman Oaks.