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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 - Friday 8AM - 5PM
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What Our Patients Say About Us

Even our patients who have been told in the past that they are not good candidates for dental implants have found options at our clinic.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.