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Total Smile Care | Anxiolysis in Rancho Palos Verdes


Giri Palani, D.D.S.


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(310) 547-1128

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 Awake, but without a care...

Anxiolysis refers to the use of a mild oral sedative (usually Valium) to achieve "light sedation," or a heightened state of comfort and relaxation.

Benefits of Anxiolysis:

  • It's effective for mild to moderate anxiety
  • It's safe and easy
  • You can breathe and speak on your own
  • It's less expensive than IV sedation
  • You can usually drive yourself home from the appointment
  • In many cases, you can get ALL of your dental work done in one visit


Anxiolysis is best suited for cases of mild to moredate anxiety. While under light sedation you remain conscious and able to breathe on your own. Although you will not actually be unconscious, you will enjoy a heightened state of relaxation.

How It Works

Anxiolysis will put you at ease so you experience little to no discomfort; however, Dr. Palani will also administer a local anesthetic to ensure that you don't experience any pain. At this point in the procedure you'll be so relaxed that you'll hardly even notice.

Two appointments are generally required for a procedure utilizing anxiolysis. During your first visit, your doctor will take a detailed health history. If you're comfortable, he or she will look in your mouth and take dental x-rays. Next you'll be given a prescription for a sedative medication to take the night before your second appointment so you can enjoy a good night's sleep.

On the day of you're procedure, you'll take another dose of medication to ensure that you're in a tranquil state of mind. Our sedation experts will monitor your comfort throughout your entire visit.


Visit Dr. Palani today, and enjoy Complete Dental Sedation in Beverly Hills & Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

For gentle Sedation Dentistry in Beverly Hills and  Sedation Dentistry in Rancho Palos Verdes, call for a reservation today 310-547-1128.