Comfortable and Relaxing
Sedation Dentistry

21500 Ventura Blvd., Suite 200 - Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Welcome to Woodland Hills Dentistry!

Comfortable dental treatment for the enitre family

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Sedation dentistry is a wonderful choice for patients who feel anxious or nervous about their dental treatment. Sedation dentistry involves using a sedative medication to help you feel more relaxed and calm during your dental visit. There are several types of sedation dentistry available based on your individual needs and preferences:

  • Nitrous oxide, (laughing gas), which is a sedative gas that is mixed with oxygen. You simply inhale the gas during your treatment to help you feel more relaxed. Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that wears off within just a few minutes after we stop the flow of gas.
  • Oral sedation, which involves taking an oral medication before your treatment. By the time of your appointment, you will feel calm and at ease.
  • IV sedation, which involves administering the medication intravenously (through the veins). This type of sedation enables our dentist to provide the sedation more quickly, and we can also easily control the level of sedation to ensure that you stay comfortable. IV sedation is a form of conscious sedation, meaning that it will not make you unconscious, but you may feel so relaxed that you fall asleep during your treatment. You may also not remember all of the details of your visit.

If you suffer from dental anxiety, if you have had negative experiences at the dentist in the past, or if you simply feel nervous about your treatment, sedation dentistry can help you feel more at ease. Sedation dentistry is also a good choice for patients who have difficulty getting numb or who have an extremely sensitive gag reflex.

For more information on sedation dentistry and how it can make your dental experience more pleasant, we welcome you to contact us today.

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Dr. Edward Rosen

Dr. Edward Rosen has practiced general dentistry in Wooldand Hills for nearly 28 years. In 2001 the offices were moved to a new building designed especially for dentistry, at 21500 Ventura Blvd.

Dr. Rosen received his Bachelor of Arts degree from U.C.L.A., attended U.S.C. to study graduate chemistry and pharmacology, and graduated with honors from Temple University School of Dentistry (Philadelphia, PA) in 1976.

He served as an instructor in the Departments of Endodontics (root canal treatment) and Prosthodontics (crowns, bridges, and tooth replacements of all types) at Temple University School of Dentistry prior to starting his dental practice in Woodland Hills in 1978.

Dr. Rosen is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Los Angeles Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Rosen enjoys playing gold and chess, running and cycling, is an avid U.C.L.A Bruin basketball and football fan, and derives the most fun from playing with Casey, his 2 ½ year old Granddaughter.