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What Does Dental Sedation Feel Like? Torrance, CA

What Does Dental Sedation Feel Like?

Woman in Dentist Chair Under Sedation Torrance CA

The sedation used in dentistry doesn’t make you unconscious. Dental sedation is simply a therapy that relieves anxiety and helps patients to relax deeply during their treatment.

What does it feel like to experience treatments under dental sedation in Torrance, CA?

Nitrous Oxide Sedation Makes You Feel Happy!

Nitrous oxide is rightly called “laughing gas!” It induces a sense of relaxation and well-being that can make some dental patients fall into a fit of giggles. Some report these sensations while having laughing gas:

  • Tingling or numb limbs
  • A feeling of weightlessness
  • Dulled hearing or a buzzing sound in the ears

What You Feel with Oral Conscious Sedation

As the name implies, you remain conscious when you take an oral sedative for dental treatment. This medication reduces anxiety and helps your body relax. You should be alert enough during the appointment to respond to your dentist’s directions and questions.

What You Experience with IV Sedation

IV sedation can sedate you at the same moderate level of an oral sedative can. The difference here is that the IV drip is administered through a needle in your arm, which allows the medication to take effect immediately and work for a set time.

You may realize that you have little memory of your dental treatment after oral or IV sedation. This is because the medications contain agents that temporarily dull your memory. That’s why you may come out of your treatment feeling like you just woke up; you won’t remember much.

Is Dental Sedation Right for You?

Call Torrance Oral Surgery today to learn more about our dental sedation options and how they can help you through your next dental procedure.

Posted on behalf of Torrance Oral Surgery Center

23451 Madison St #120
Torrance, CA 90505

Phone: (310) 373-0667


Monday 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday 8AM - 5PM
Wednesday 8AM - 5PM
Thursday 8AM - 5PM
Friday 8AM - 5PM


23451 Madison St #120
Torrance, CA 90505


(310) 373-0667

Office Hours:

Monday 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday 8AM - 5PM
Wednesday 8AM - 5PM
Thursday 8AM - 5PM
Friday 8AM - 5PM

Torrance Oral Surgery Center

Our Client Reviews

5.0/ 5.0

Based on 174 reviews

Paul M.

A positive experience from start to end. I got a sense that this was going to go well and it did. Two extractions, two implants, bone graft and removal of four part bridge. Leaving part of the bridge on one tooth. If there were 10stars they would be for Torrance oral surgery group and Dr. Alicia Wolf / Blanco Demtal Group for recommending Ben.

Mindy W.

This is a very welcoming center. Everyone seemed very competent and helpful. I had an oral biopsy today. No waiting. The staff were ready for me and all was in place. Dr. Yagoubian was warm , cheerful and I felt in extremely capable hands. I am so grateful I was referred to him. Sincerely, Mindy W.

Jessica Z.

The staff here are super friendly and always show genuine concern. I got my wisdom teeth pulled about a year ago and Dr. Yagoubian and his staff made me feel less anxious about the procedure. When I was done, they were thorough with their instructions on how to take care of myself while my wounds healed. They even gave me an ice pack to wrap around my head for the swelling (super useful). Dr. Yagoubian even called to check in on me after the surgery. So when I needed more extractions done this year for orthodontic treatment, I made an appointment here and once again I was well taken care of. Every single person in this office was friendly. During the procedure, they made me feel less anxious even though I was super shaky about getting local anesthesia. They gave me detailed instructions on how to care for my wounds, always gave me an opportunity to ask questions. And once again, Dr. Yagoubian called after the procedure to make sure I was doing well. Now, anytime someone mentions they need their wisdom teeth removed, I tell them Dr. Yagoubian is the man!!

D. W.

What a nice and knowledgeable Doctor! Dr. Ben took the time to answer all our questions about the removal of all four wisdom teeth. He explained in detailed what was going to happen and the reason why he does the procedure. It’s obvious that he loves what he does. His staff is very welcoming and friendly. The nice lady in charge of the billing explained very clearly everything. Dr. Ben even called us the evening after the surgery to check if everything was ok. We highly recommend Dr. Yagoubian!

Chahab S.

Dr Yagoubian is an excellent oral surgeon, supported by a very professional staff. They made the experience as stress-free as possible. Highly recommended.

Dr.Lou T.

Very professional and always available. My patients have always had good experiences with the office.


Dr. Benjamin is awesome I highly recommend him to everyone he is highly efficient and fast he knows how to comply with patient needs and overall is an amazing guy ! Check him out he is awesome!!!

Raj G.

Dr. Yagoubian is excellent. I was in state for business when my wisdom tooth broke. I was lucky enough to find Dr. Yagoubian's office. Everyone there was professional and courteous. The procedure went smoothly. Dr. Y is highly skilled, meticulous, and a very personable health care provider (a rarity in the field, in my opinion). If you need an oral surgeon, I highly recommend him.