What is sedation in dentistry?
Sedation, or sedative medication, in dentistry helps by relaxing patients that have what is known as, “dental anxiety.” It slows the central nervous system while you remain aware of your surroundings. However, you will become far less responsive to external stimulation. This means you will not be fearful upon hearing a drill or by the scent of materials.*
Oral sedation in dentistry allows us to perform certain procedures in a safe and controlled environment. It also provides a pain-free way to treat our patients who suffer from dental anxiety, and who may otherwise avoid dental treatment.* We are fully trained in safe sedation techniques, which offers the security and safety needed to provide you with a fantastic experience.*
How does sedation work?
After we find out about your medical history, any known allergies and your personal preference, we will discuss with you any possible risks or side effects so you can make a completely informed decision. During the procedure, we will ensure you are as relaxed and as comfortable as possible while using the sedation medication that is right for you.* Some sedation medications are simple, and can be administered right under the tongue. Either way, these techniques will be customized and tailored to fit your physical and emotional needs.
Sedation Dentistry is also known as relaxation dentistry, sleep dentistry, or anxiety-free dentistry. It is meant to ensure you receive the dental care you need while providing you with a pain-free and worry-free experience.*
Schedule your appointment in Delta, British Columbia
We understand your worries and concerns, and we are here to help. We will ensure your dental experience with us is exactly what you are looking for. We understand that many people hate going to the dentist, but we are committed to providing you with the most comfortable experience possible. Located in the South Delta region, we accept all patients from Delta, Ladner, Tsawwassen, Richmond and the surrounding areas. To get started, give us a call at 604-946-9588, or fill out the contact form on our website.
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee