Patients who are uncomfortable with the dentist or that fear dental procedures may find relief from their anxieties with sedation in our dental clinic. Sedation dentistry was designed to make the dentist’s office a more comfortable place, calming patients, and making dental procedures safer and more effective. Our dental professionals can speak with you and explain sedation dentistry in-depth if you have any questions or concerns during your visit.
Sedation dentistry has been used for years as a way to make the dental experience more relaxing. Patients may opt for sedation in several cases, such as when they are fearful of the dentist or when multiple procedures will be performed at once. It can keep patients from missing dental appointments or feeling tense while in the dental office.
To make patients more relaxed, we provide several different types of sedation that may be beneficial in different instances. We take the time to work with you to determine how to complete dental procedures with the least amount of pain or discomfort for you. Depending on the dental procedures being performed, your dentist may recommend laughing gas, oral sedation, or IV sedation.
Laughing gas is the most popular sedative used in the office due to how precisely your dentist can control it and how quickly it sets in and wears off. It is applied via a mask that sits on the nose, allowing patients to be relaxed while remaining aware of their surroundings.
Oral sedatives may be given before your appointment so that they have time to begin working. They can be in the form of a pill or a liquid and take a few hours to wear off.
Intravenous sedation is administered using a needle and begins working quickly. Patients will need time to recover and will not be able to operate machinery.
If you are interested in learning more about your options for sedation at Precision Dentistry in Delta, Canada, call our office to schedule an appointment and speak with a dental professional about the health of your teeth and sedation options to make your visit more pleasant.