Calabasas Dental Institue Is using IV sedation to provide sleep dentistry services

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Aug. 27, 2014 - PRLog -- CALABASAS, Calif. — The Calabasas Dental Institute will soon be offering a third sedation option.

Dr. Greg Rubin, who has more than thirty years’ experience in the dental field, says his first priority is making sure his patient feel as comfortable as possible during procedures.

“I believe sedation will help some patients overcome the fear of pain they have with going to the dentist and will make their experience a more pleasant one,” Dr. Greg Rubin said.

He says many people fear the dentist’s office and therefore, tend to delay getting regular but necessary checkups, which could lead to more severe oral problems. But thanks to modern sedation, Dr. Rubin says patients can rest assured they won’t feel any pain.

“Unfortunately, there is a stigma attached with dentistry and there doesn’t have to be,” Dr. Greg Rubin said.

Currently, the office offers two sedation options: nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, and Oral Conscious sedation.

Nitrous Oxide helps patients feel relaxed during short, routine procedures. It is known as "laughing gas" due to the euphoric effects when inhaled.

The second is Oral Conscious sedation. This involves patients taking a sedative about an hour before a procedure, generally to reduce patients fear and anxiety related to the experience. The patients are awake during the procedure but do not feel any pain.

The sedative effect allows more dentistry to be completed in fewer appointments as well as allowing complex procedures to be performed in less time.

Drugs which can be used for this type of sedation include diazepam, triazolam, zaleplon, lorazepam, and hydroxyzine.

The new option will be an IV Sedation, which will be administered by a licensed MD anesthesiologist.

This involves sedatives that are administered intravenously and patients are deeply sedated and don’t remember the procedure after they wake up.

Dr. Greg Rubin and his team of dental professionals specialize in general and cosmetic dentistry, root canals, dental implants, sleep apnea, dental veneers and bad breath treatment.

The Calabasas Dental Institute is located at 4764 Park Granada #107, Calabasas, CA 91302; (818) 224-2420.

Using the latest in high-tech digital technology, this group of dental experts and specialists provide first rate personalized service in all aspects of cutting edge general and cosmetic dentistry. A sleep apnea treatment center, which offers the most advanced oral treatments on the market, is also conveniently located on the premises. Doctors at the Calabasas Dental Institute, which is the first dental office in Southern California to accept Bitcoin as payment,  have pioneered some of the leading technologies in the treatment of bad breath and operate a one-stop bad breath treatment facility at the Calabasas location. For their innovation, they have been recognized nationally as leading experts in bad breath treatment by, which ranked the group #1 among other health experts in the field. For more information, please visit
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