Smiles4OC has a team of exceptionally-qualified doctors, Drs. Thomas J. Rolfes, Christina T. Do, Cary J. Dunne, and Timothy J. Rolfes, who are committed to continuing education in the field of dentistry, to administer most of your dental treatment. For your convenience, we also have associates to handle specialty situations. Costa Mesa, CA area patients can enjoy specialty dentistry including oral surgery and root canal treatment with our team of professionals. We encourage patients to learn more about these services to better understand how they can be used to enhance the smile’s health and wellness.
- Nitrous oxide – also known as “laughing gas,” this is administered through the nose and provides almost instant relaxation for our patients. It is one of the most popular options for patients who have mild anxieties or issues such as a strong gag reflex to ensure comfort throughout their treatment.
- Oral conscious sedation – a wonderful option for patients with moderate dental anxieties. The dentist will prescribe a medication to be taken the day of the appointment before arriving at the office for their dental treatment. Patients who consider oral conscious sedation need to arrange transportation to and from the office for their appointment for safety.
- IV sedation – more severe cases of dental anxiety can be addressed with the use of IV sedation. This administers sedation directly into the bloodstream and provides a deeper level of relaxation for our patients.
- General anesthesia – for children and extremely anxious adults, we may recommend general anesthesia. Patients are put completely “under” for their dental work and will not be awake at all throughout their procedure.