Unforgettable Smile -  - Dentist

Aamir Wahab, DDS

Dentist located in Beverly Hills, CA

Sleep Dentistry Specialist

For many people, going to the dentist can make them feel anxious. At his practice, Unforgettable Smile, Dr. Wahab helps patients feel more relaxed by employing sleep, or sedation, dentistry. This can help by allowing Beverly Hills, CA area patients to be asleep throughout treatment using IV sedation.

Sleep Dentistry

by Aamir Wahab, DDS

What is Sleep Dentistry?

Sedation, or sleep, dentistry and the use of IV sedation is a beneficial tool used for those patients who are fearful or very anxious about going to the dentist’s office. Frequently, it is employed when treating children who are particularly scared, special needs children, or adults who have a phobia of the dentist. This tool assists patients to relax during a dental procedure by allowing them to either feel more calm or be completely asleep. There are different levels of sedation used:

  • Minimal- awake and relaxed
  • Moderate- will not remember much and might slur words
  • Deep- on the edge of consciousness but can be woken up
  • General anesthesia- completely unconscious or sedated

At the practice, IV sedation is available to assist individuals to reach unconsciousness more quickly, and the level of sedation can be regulated continuously throughout the procedure. This is provided to the patient intravenously, or through the vein. Oral medications can also be provided for the patient to take before the treatment which will help them feel relaxed but not completely sedate them.

Who is a Good Candidate for Sedation?

Sedation is best for adults and children who are truly afraid or anxious at the dentist, so much so that it is preventing them from going to the office at all. It is also best for those who:

  • Need extensive work done
  • Have very sensitive teeth or gag reflex
  • Those who can’t sit still
  • Have low pain tolerance

Is the Process Safe?

Since our office uses the most innovative sedation options, it is a very safe option. There is a risk when undergoing anesthesia, but our experienced staff is trained to perform the procedure safely and effectively. Before the procedure, the dentist will review your medical history to ensure that any measures which need to be taken are employed. The doctor will also choose a dosage and form of sedation which is suitable for your overall health and age. If you have any concerns or inquiries about IV sedation for you or your child, contact the dentist today.


Words from our patients

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    "The most wonderful dentistry practice in all of Los Angeles. I've been a loyal customer for over 15 years and I cannot possibly be happier."

    Scott L.
  • Google+

    "Unforgettable Smile is the best dentist I have ever been to...I would highly recommend Unforgettable Smile to anyone for all your dental work."

  • facebook

    "Can't stop smiling, before my work, I haven't smiled in over 15 years due to bad teeth, now, I can't stop smiling...also, the staff is awesome"

    Eric C.
  • Yelp

    "I have been trying to find a reliable dentist, so a friend recommended Dr. Wahab. I went in today with high expectations but they were well exceeded."

    Lusine O.
  • Yelp

    "Amazing work--what can I say! From the moment you walk in to the moment you leave, the staff is absolutely the best-so friendly, attentive, and humble."

    Shannon C.
  • Yelp

    "Can't recommend this place enough. Dr. Aamir Wahab was extremely helpful and made me feel so comfortable. Entire staff were warm and welcoming."

    Stephen C.
  • Vitals

    "Had an implant done and it was painless. I couldn't afford it so he put me on a payment plan. I'm pleased with the service. Great doctor!"

    Brad S.
Unforgettable Smile
8500 Wilshire Boulevard, #505
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: 310-307-0047
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Aamir Wahab, DDS
8500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211