Sedation Dentistry | Newport Beach, CA

Dr. Spath and his team are dedicated to providing gentle, compassionate dental care to patients of all ages. We are keenly aware, however, of the fact that some people, for personal reasons, find it very difficult to visit the dentist. Perhaps you have experienced sub-par dental care in your past, or you simply feel anxious having someone in your personal space. Whatever your reasons for dental anxiety, we have the experience and the tools to help you manage your oral health. Sedation dentistry has been used for several years, and has made it easy for millions of very anxious patients to care for their smiles.

Incorporating sedation into dental care, it becomes possible to completely change your dental experiences. Our patients, as well as our team, benefit from the improvement in patient comfort that stems from the use of oral conscious sedation or IV sedation. During your initial consultation with Dr. Spath, you can discuss the factors that have held you back from obtaining dental care freely. We will also provide information on sedation so that the correct form for your needs is chosen.

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  • I have been a patient of Dr. Spath’s for over 2 years and have had nothing but great experiences. When I had to get my wisdom teeth pulled a year ago, he walked me thought the process so that I was comfortable with the extraction. Everything went great and I healed quickly! I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a knowledgeable dentist.‎


Our Options

Sedation Dentistry

Oral Sedation

Oral conscious sedation provides a safe and convenient way to ease anxiety before dental care. If this option is chosen, a prescription is written and oral medication is taken about an hour before your dental visit. It is necessary to arrange reliable transportation due to the effects of the sedative medication. By the time you arrive at our office, you will be feeling calm and confident. Oral conscious sedation does not cause you to sleep through treatment, but impacts the central nervous system so that the dental environment does not cause emotional discomfort. Throughout your visit, you will be able to communicate with our team in full comfort.

IV Sedation

IV sedation is ideal in a number of situations. Administered by our on-staff anesthesiologist Dr. Avery C. Mittman, IV sedation takes effect quickly and may cause light sleep. Throughout treatment, Dr. Mittman or an experienced member of our staff continually monitors vitals to ensure the proper dosage of anesthesia is maintained at all times. IV sedation may be used for highly anxious patients or for those who want to complete an extensive amount of dental work in a single visit.

Sedation is a wonderful inclusion in dental care, easing anxiety as well as any physical discomfort that may come from sitting in the dental chair for extended periods. Under sedation, the passage of time seems very quick. After sedative medication has worn off, patients feel extremely well and tend to remember very little of their dental treatment. Your smile and oral health are important to quality of life. Under the care of Dr. Andrew Spath, your dental care needs can be met in a calm, friendly environment. Contact us to learn more about sedation dentistry.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous Oxide(NO2) is a great way to bring down dental anxiety making a dental appointment more enjoyable.  NO2 is a gas that where nitrous is mixed with oxygen creating a safe and effective anxiolytic(antianxiety drug).  This works well for the patient with mild to moderate dental anxiety. Contraindications include those with respiratory disorders and individuals that are unable to breath out of their nose. Nitrous oxide is available for your next dental visit just ask!

Happy Clients

  • I highly recommend Dr Spath to anyone looking for a great dentist in Orange County! I've been going to his office for about 3 years now and everyone is always very friendly and helpful. I'm doing Invisalign now during pregnancy and I am almost done! Dr. Spath has always been very nice and attentive helping me get the best possible results. My teeth look great! : )

  • Dr. Spath and his team are absolutely amazing! After having a terrible experience with a prior dentist, I looked up dentists. I was surprised and hopeful when I saw Dr. Spath had all 5 star reviews. When I went in today for a consultation to fix my teeth from the prior dentist, I was not disappointed! He definitely lived up to his 5 star reviews! I am so happy to have found such a wonderful and honest dentist and staff. Thank you Dr. Spath and team for truely caring about your patients! I will recommend your office to everyone!

  • Yep... 5 stars.. Dr Spath and his staff are phenomenal they really made my dental experience very relaxing.. Ashley and Gabby are the best at their professions... They both were very attentive and informative while servicing my Colgate smile.... Thanks again guys... While yet by being one of the most luxurious dental offices in the Oc.. Hands down, it is certainly the best office in the Oc

  • “When I first met Dr. Spath he greeted me warmly with a big smile and I could tell right away that he was an extremely down to earth person which made the experience feel like a visit to a friend. During all the procedures I have had with Dr. Spath he showed to be very competent, knowledgeable, and genuinely concerned about my comfort and health of my teeth and gums. He asks if I have any concerns and provides me with preventative care materials if I need it. My crowns look Amazing and I can say that I really Love my smile now. I followed Dr. Spath from office to office and now he has his own practice. His office is charming and simple with a great staff. I will definitely be his lifelong client because of his integrity and refreshing honesty.  So Thank You Dr. Spath for inspiring to take better care of my teeth!!!”

  • Dr Spath, How does a Dentist and his team (and an incredible front office staff) consistently maintain a 5 star rating with so many reviews??? Come to this office, and you will see! Let’s face it, going to the dentist isn’t a pleasurable experience for many people; so when I needed to find a good dentist in my neighborhood, I turned to Yelp. After reading some really fantastic reviews, the choice was clear. From the moment I contacted the office, everyone I’ve dealt with has been extremely professional (which, of course is important for a Doctors office), but beyond that, they have all been so nice, welcoming and friendly to me, that it feels like I’ve known these people for ages, and have been coming to this office for years. They completely WOW’d me! Sincerely, Vance

  • I was a patient of Dr. Spath for the first time about a year ago. He has always spent the necessary time to address any problems and truly cares about my well being. I would strongly recommend him to anyone looking for a great dentist.

  • As a long time patient of Dr. Spath, I am constantly impressed by his passion for providing top notch dental care. He truly cares about doing what is best for his patients. His preventative approach to dentistry is very refreshing, and I highly recommend him to all my friends and family in the area.‎

  • I have been a patient of Dr. Spath’s for over 2 years and have had nothing but great experiences. When I had to get my wisdom teeth pulled a year ago, he walked me thought the process so that I was comfortable with the extraction. Everything went great and I healed quickly! I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a knowledgeable dentist.‎

  • Dear Andrew; I received your welcome letter and relative information in the mail and would like to take the opportunity to respond by saying that it was a very comforting experience I had at your office the other day. As a new patient referral, It was really nice meeting a professional that somehow you felt a connection with and an immediate trust with the personal care and attention you gave me. Since my prior Dentist retirement, It has been two years of trying to get a level of trust and comfort that was immediate on the first visit at your practice. It was not difficult for me to agree that very day to move forward with the work I needed done and I was extremely pleased that you were able to save an existing procedure that had been done several years back. I know at some time we will be addressing a more permanent solution, but in the interim, I am really pleased to be a patient at your clinic and would not hesitate to refer any of my friends or family to your practice. Thanks for the outstanding professional care and I look forward to seeing you on Friday the 6th.

  • Dr. Spath, Thank you so very much for the kind email. You are a dentist like no other. I applied my 2nd fluoride treatment yesterday and bought all my dental health necessities! ( Biotin is great!) This couldn’t happen at a worse time (right before the wedding) but with such kindness, understanding and concern you and your dental office have given me, I truly hope this will work out!

    Richard S.

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