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SEDATION

Once you've experienced sedation dentistry with us, you'll never be afraid to go to the dentist again.

You'll be sedated just enough to be unaware of the treatment, as if you were snoozing. You'll wake up refreshed, with little or no memory of what was accomplished.

Because you are completely comfortable, we can do years of dental treatment in one or two visits. We can replace crowns or dentures, restore sore gums to good health, whiten yellow or stained teeth, fix a chipped tooth, and more. People with very busy schedules can get the dental care they need, easily and quickly.

Imagine being able to smile with confidence and chew your food without pain. No wonder so many patients say: "Sedation dentistry changed my life."

Tell me about how sedation dental care works...

You are given a small pill to take an hour prior to your dental appointment.  Your companion will accompany you to the office.  By the time you arrive, you will be very drowsy.

When you arrive in our office, you will be escorted into the comfort room, covered with a thick, warm blanket and placed on a monitor to watch your vital signs.  After you are comfortable, Dr. Bjornbak and the experienced clinical team at Sherman Oaks Dental Care will take care of your dental needs.

When your treatment is completed, your companion will return you home to finish your comfortable, relaxing day.

Tell me more about Sedation Dentistry...
It Really Works! 

You really can snooze through your dental appointment. It is safe! You take a small pill prior to treatment, no intravenous tubes or needles.

You will have little or no memory of the experience.  You won't remember any sounds or smells.

You will snooze for up to five to six hours after taking the pill.  The time you are snoozing will vary depending on your needed treatment.

Complex dental treatments that often require six to eight appointments, can be done in as little as one!  All while you snooze.

People who have difficulty getting numb will find that sedation dentistry eliminates this problem.

Sedation dentistry is a safe way to reduce the fatigue of extended dental treatment requiring long visits.

Commonly Asked Questions About Sedation Dentistry...

Q:     Will I feel any discomfort?

A:     No. You will feel nothing!

Q:    Will I be unconscious?

A:    No, you will be in a deeply relaxed state, and you will be responsive.

Q:    Will I be monitored?

A:    Yes, one of our team is always with you and your vital signs are monitored during the entire visit. You are never alone.

Q:    How long will I be relaxing?

A:    Depending on your needs, from two to six hours.

Q:    Will someone need to accompany me?

A:    Yes, due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to our office and home again.

Who Is a Candidate For Sedation Dentistry?

People who have . . .

high fear

traumatic dental experiences

difficulty getting numb

a bad gag reflex

very sensitive teeth

complex dental problems

limited time to complete dental care

People who . . .

hate needles and shots!


hate the noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care


are afraid or embarrassed about
their teeth

Dr. Tran has trained with some of the world's most prominent Sedation Dental Specialists. He is a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.

He is rapidly becoming known as Escondido Area's leading dentist for people who want to relax through their dental treatment.