Going to the dentist shouldn’t be a scary time for anyone. Our sedation techniques allow us to safely and effectively tackle your dental problems while avoiding stress, anxiety, and nervousness.
Sedation dentistry is a way to relax during a dental treatment. The level of sedation patients receive depends on their level of anxiety and the treatment they are receiving. By receiving sedation, it makes the process much more peaceful and less of a frightening experience for those with a fear of sitting in the dental chair. The type of sedation can vary with options including inhaled, oral sedation from a pill, IV sedation or medication to put you into a deep sleep. Receiving dental procedures while under sedation take away a lot of the stress associated with visiting the dentist.
Sedation dentistry is a great alternative to traditional dental practice because it has so many benefits. Undergoing dental treatment while under sedation is a pain free experience, and allows you to be much more comfortable while at the dentist. You also have far less stress and anxiety, which lowers your risk of complications, while making you more likely to stick to a regular dental care routine. This means issues that may have caused too much anxiety and worry in the past can receive treatment, allowing you to feel your best. When you have good oral health, your overall wellbeing will improve also.
Oral sedation is sedation taken in the form of a pill in the family of valium. It is a very versatile method of sedation because it can offer minimal sedation for those with less anxiety or for simpler treatments. In a larger dose it can provide moderate sedation which is especially good for those who may have more stress than other patients. The pill doesn’t completely knock you out, but it is relaxing and makes you drowsy enough that some patients do in fact doze off during treatment. Either way, it is an excellent solution for oral sedation in dentistry.
We always warmly welcome new patients to our office and accept all major insurance companies. Give us a call at 604-738-7710 or fill out the form to request an appointment.
Sedation dentistry is the practice of using anti-anxiety medication to safely and effectively calm a patients nerves. Our trained staff know just how much sedative to administer to ensure your safety and comfort. Because you won’t feel any pain, it allows us to repair any and all of your oral issues with ease. Following an appointment in which we used a sedative, it is important for the patient to arrange a safe ride home.
Most patients do not remember the treatment. Some patients will have dry mouth or the hiccups afterwards. Sedation dentistry is extremely safe.
Most insurance companies will cover treatments. Please check with your insurance provider for details.