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Sedation Dentistry Services for La Mesa and El Cajon

sedation dentistry in La Mesa, CA

Dental apprehension can be common among both first time patients and patients who require restorative dentistry services. Some patients develop dental anxiety that is severe enough to keep them from getting the help that they need, even when they are experiencing dental problems. Luckily, sedation dentistry is available at our La Mesa dental office.

Dr. Richard Hagstrom specializes in helping nervous patients overcome their anxiety. He leverages his years of experience and education with his compassion and love for his patients to offer meaningful sedation dentistry options for his patients in the La Mesa area and San Diego areas.

Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Hagstrom, one of San Diego’s best sedation dentists, was trained at the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. A Shop for Smiles specializes in this revolutionary sedation treatment method.

Before any appointment or procedure, patients have the option to take an oral conscious sedation tablet that will help them feel relaxed and calm. The effects of the oral conscious dental sedation tablet put patients at ease. Patients are awake during the procedure and able to answer questions, but they are in a state of such complete calm and relaxation that the procedure seems easier. Patients report less tooth sensitivity and more comfort. Many patients don’t even remember the procedure after the oral conscious sedation has worn off.

Patients who participate in oral conscious sedation need to designate someone to drive them to and from the dental office, but sedation is completely safe and very effective. Our oral conscious sedation patients tend to recover much more quickly and experience less post-operative discomfort than with other methods.

sedation dentistry in La Mesa, CA

Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Sedation?

Good candidates for sedation dentistry include dental-phobic patients, teens who need their wisdom teeth extracted, patients who don’t numb easily with Novocain, and patients who need several procedures done in one sitting. Sedation dentistry treatment options allow Dr. Hagstrom to be more efficient and to get more dental work done during one appointment.

Dental anxiety is a very common problem, and we are proud to offer meaningful sedation options that will help, and a warm, welcoming, environment. We want you to feel comfortable at our office, and will do whatever we can to make you feel more at ease.

To find out more about our sedation dentistry services in the San Diego area and surrounding areas, including Spring Valley, Cajon, La Mesa and Alpine, California, contact us today by calling 619.465.5252.


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Richard J Hagstrom, DDS
8923 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91942
Phone: (619) 465-5252
Fax: (619) 462-8222