For the majority of people, going to the dentist is not their favourite thing to do. However, for some people this aversion is so severe that they actually avoid going to the dentist. Perhaps this anxiety is caused by a traumatic dental experience in the past, or maybe it’s just a phobia that the patient has always had. Whatever the case may be, putting off dental visits can lead to a host of oral health issues down the road.
Sedation dentistry provides patients with dental phobias a way to undergo dental procedures while remaining relaxed.Sedation Dentistry is a process in which a patient is given a medication administered directly into your bloodstream via IV. Throughout your treatment you will be calm and relaxed while still be aware to a certain level – this is order for you to be able to follow basic instructions while being carefully monitored.
In addition to the sedation, a local anesthesia is administered to eliminate any physical discomfort during the treatment. Even if a patient does not have a dental phobia, Sedation Dentistry can help ease the experience when extensive dental work needs to be done. Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure in which Sedation Dentistry is often utilized.
Our dentist offices across Metro Vancouver offer both Sedation Dentistry & General Dentistry, including wisdom teeth extractions and other cosmetic and general dental services. We offer direct billing services to most insurance plans, and our team of dentists and dental support staff are committed to working with you to provide dental care tailored to your individual needs. If you think that Sedation Dentistry may be right for you, feel free to contact us or ask your family dentist for a referral.