Leo S. Shin D.D.S.
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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry in Newport Beach, CA

Avoiding the dentist may not seem like a big deal, but it can leave issues unaddressed and lead to tooth decay. Many people do not attend their biannual check-ups or scheduled treatments because they experience anxiety when visiting the dentist. 

At the office of Dr. Leo Shin, we help patients relax by offering several options for sedation.

Our dentist understands that adjusting to the sights and sounds at a dental office is difficult, especially when a previous experience has had a negative effect. Our team does everything we can to make sure you feel comfortable before, during, and after your treatment. 

If you are looking for a dentist that makes every effort to maximize relaxation during an appointment, come visit or call our practice today!

Types of Sedation Available at the office of Dr. Leo Shin

At our Newport Beach office, we offer nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation options to help you relax as you receive treatment. Our dentists match you with the form of sedation best suited for your needs to ensure that you stay comfortable through any procedure or dental service.

If you are looking for a relaxant that keeps you aware throughout treatment and is easily reversible, nitrous oxide is the best method for you. This sedation option is also known as laughing gas, as it is an inhalant that causes patients to go enter a euphoric state that keeps them calm but responsive. Nitrous oxide is one of the “lighter” sedation options as the effects are easily reversible by exposing the patient to oxygen. Those who choose to utilize laughing gas as a complement to their dental service can return to their normal daily lives after their appointment. 

Adult patients who are in need of a deeper form of relaxant can choose oral conscious sedation. This method is ideal for those who are undergoing a long and extensive procedure. Patients must take the calming medication before their appointment as the effects do not fully kick in until approximately an hour after consumption. The strength of the sedative is prescribed depending on the patient’s needs. Those who have been provided oral conscious sedation, must have a ride home from their appointment as the effects of the medication linger. 

Relax with Our Staff!

To learn more about how sedation can improve your next appointment or treatment, contact the office of Dr. Leo Shin today! Our Newport Beach dental team does everything possible to keep you comfortable on the path to an improved smile.


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