Maryam Horiyat, DDS . AIAOMT . IABDM

27652 Crown Valley Pkwy Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Sedation Dentistry

Enjoy A Calm & Relaxing Dental Experience with Sedative Dentistry

No Shots, No Pain, Never Fear the Dentist Again

Do you have dental fear or anxiety?  We understand that a large number of individuals are so nervous or fearful of going to the dentist, and many of them experience such a degree of anxiety that they do not go to a dentist at all. Dental avoidance can have serious effects on your oral health and ultimately overall health and wellness.

Cosmetic dentist, Dr. Maryam Horiyat, offers sedation (sleep) dentistry to help you to relinquish the fear barrier keeping you from having a better-looking tooth and make your procedure virtually painless and stress-free. With our sedation solutions, your dental visit will be more comfortable, relaxing, and pleasant.


Sedation dentistry can help people who has:


Sedation Equals Comfort, Safety, and Efficiency

Sedation dentistry, sometimes called ‘sleep dentistry’ is a modern solution and alternative to traditional treatment that effectively allows you to relax and diminishes sensation by its amnesiac effect, so you have no recollection of the time it took, the pain, the noise, or the discomfort. Sedation can be used for every procedure from simple tooth cleaning to invasive procedures.

We are pleased to offer our patients anxiety-free treatments with our comfortable, safe, and effective sedation solutions.


Oral sedation is safe and rarely interact with other medications you are taking, but you should consult with Dr. Horiyat about prescription, over-the-counter medication, or supplements you are taking. You should also mention any prior allergic reactions to medications, and whether you have a heart condition or any other medical conditions.


With modern Anesthesia Technology, our team at Aria Dental is proud to offer several methods of sedation and anesthesia to ensure patients are completely comfortable throughout the most complex dental procedures.

NITROUS OXIDE (Laughing Gas) is used as a mild sedation and still one of the most popular type of sedation. Nitrous Oxide is inhaled through the nose during the entire procedure. Nitrous Oxide elevates the general mood and can evoke a general sense of well-being. Most importantly, it relieves anxiety and reduces pain during the procedure. Recovery is quick, so you can resume your normal activities immediately.

ORAL PRE- MEDICATION (Oral Conscious Sedation) is an excellent choice for needle-phobic patients. Prior to your treatment, you need to take a prescribed sedative medication to induce a moderate state of sedation by dulling senses. As a result, patients usually cannot remember the pain, noise or smell associated with dental procedure.

INTRAVENOUS “I.V.” SEDATIONis a moderate type of sedation. Patients who have previously experienced IV sedation often report feeling like they slept deeply through the entire procedure. IV sedation is administered by our anesthesiologist or oral surgeon.

HOSPITAL BASED GENERAL ANESTHESIA*is inpatient general anesthesia which is used for those who need extensive face, jaw, and mouth reconstruction such as TMJ surgery. It could be used in patients with certain disability such down syndrome who cannot use Papoose, physical restraint. We do not offer this type of sedation at our facility.

Type of Anesthesia

Will it Cause Amnesia

Will I Need an Escort Home?

Should I Fast Prior to Treatment?

Local Anesthesia (Novocaine)




Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)




Oral Conscious Sedation (Pills)




Intravenous Sedation (Twilight Sleep) or (Conscious Sedation)




Hospital Based General Anesthesia*




*Since this Hospital Based General Anesthesia needs to be done at a hospital, Aria Dental does not offer it. 



Time Efficiency


Anterograde Amnesia Effect

Pain Relief

Prevent Dental Phobia in Your Children & Brighter Smile in Their Future

Reduction of Gag Reflex

  1. Safety:  Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) and Oral Conscious Sedation (pills) are extremely safe because you can breathe independently and respond to physical and verbal cues during the procedure.
  2. Time Efficiency: Since dental sedation keeps you still and relaxed for a long period of time, it allows your sedative dentist to work quickly and effectively. If you are one of those who put off extensive dental work because you can’t fit multiple visits into your busy schedule, sedation dentistry can save you time because your sedative dentist may be able to complete the needed treatments in one or two long visits.
  3. Comfort: If you struggle to sit for long periods of time, dental sedation can relax your neck or back muscles for a more comfortable experience. In addition, physical comfort is accomplished by mental and emotional ease since your fear and anxiety are reduced. At Aria Dental, we have massaging and heating dental chairs that helps you with circulation.
  4. Anterograde Amnesia Effect:  While in many situations, amnesia might not be the most desirable outcome, in sedative dentistry, it is very desirable. Most of the dental sedation medications create a temporary amnesia effect.
  5. Pain Relief:  Under the influence of sedative and anesthetics, the pain is completely removed, and your brain can not register pain.
  6. Prevent Dental Phobia in Your Children & Brighter Smile in Their Future: The phobia many people have of the dentist commonly stems from an unpleasant experience in childhood, and the fear generally grown with each additional visit. With Sedation Dentistry, children do not feel any pain; therefore, visiting their dentists routinely will be a pleasant experience rather than a horrific memory. The routine visits to sedative dentist in Mission Viejo, CA., Dr. Maryam Horiyat, your children will not only get educated about their oral health, but also do their dental cleaning routinely, which will ultimately prevent more extensive dental treatments. In addition, the problematic dental habits do not get carry over into their adulthood and can be fixed at the early stage.
  7. Reduction of Gag Reflex: A gag reflex helps the throat to expel any intrusive and foreign object. However, gag reflex can interfere with your dentist work inside the oral cavity. With modern Anesthetic Technology and sedative dentistry, gag reflex is paralyzed, which help your dentist to work faster and more efficiently, and the patient to be more comfortable.


If fear and anxiety is preventing you from attaining the oral health you need, sedation dentistry can help you to feel more relaxed and comfortable during your dental visit at Aria Dental. While many individuals will qualify for dental sedation, not all people are candidates for it.

A consultation with Dr. Horiyat before any treatment is necessary to thoroughly assess your current health status, medical history, medications, and dental treatment concerns. This dental consultation can assure you if you are indeed a good candidate for sedation and the most suitable sedation method.

In general, the patients are so relaxed and comfortable that do not feel any pain or discomfort with any of our sedation methods. However, our doctors are constantly monitoring the patient to make sure desired and adequate level of sedation is provided.

The effect of sedation on each person is different based on many factors, including the type of sedation you receive. Oral sedation method usually last anywhere from two to eight hours after procedure, but full recovery from the effects of the sedation can take up to 24 hours. Thus, we recommend no driving, machinery

Virtually all forms of medications, including oral sedatives or IV sedations, have some risks and possible side effects.  Pain medication or sedative agents can, among other things, alter patient’s judgment and work performance, and patient should plan accordingly.

The most common side effects are hiccups and possibly dry mouth. If you manifest any of these symptoms, you will most likely not remember them after sedation effects are gone.

Occasionally the patient may experience allergic, idiosyncratic, or paradoxical reactions to the sedative and can be prevented by thoroughly reviewing your medical history of the patient before their treatment appointment, in these cases an alternative medication or sedation method may be used.

With anxiolysis, patient may experience relaxation or drowsiness, a reduced sense of fear or anxiety, increased tolerance to discomfort, an altered perception of time, tingling sensations, giddiness or lightheadedness, clumsiness, or unsteadiness, nausea, hallucinations, or dreams. Less common side effects include blurred vision, memory loss (which many people deem desirable for dental treatment), or “rebound insomnia’” for several days.

We would always advise you to have a someone drive and stay with you after oral conscious sedation and IV sedation; we also advise avoid any machinery activities or any tasks that are involved with cognitive thinking. However, these restrictions do not apply with nitrous oxide sedation, you may be able to drive afterward.

If you are considering sedation dentistry or would like to learn about the benefits of sedation techniques, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Horiyat or call our office today.