The term “sedation dentistry” is not familiar to everyone, so at DentistsRUs – we wanted to ensure our readers understood exactly what sedation dentistry is and how it can be of benefit to them!
Sedation Dentistry Explained
Sedation dentistry is a dental office added “treatment”, which offers patients medication that delivers a calm and relaxing atmosphere for them to undergo their dental procedure.
Also known as a “twilight sleep” it does not deliver the full effects of being asleep, but more so the relaxing effects or “nearly” being asleep, unless choosing to undergo full general anesthesia.
Various Levels of Sedation Include:
Mild Sedation – where you are under a mild sedation causing relaxation but still remaining wakeful.
Moderate Sedation – which is also a form of conscious sedation, but you are increasingly sedated, likely to slur your speech with little to no memory of the procedure itself.
Deep Sedation – where you are heavily sedated, but capable of being “woken up” as needed without much awareness whatsoever.
General Anesthesia – which puts your entirely in an unconscious state.
…all of which can be discussed with your dental professional as to which level you think would work best for you.
Who Usually Chooses Sedation Dentistry?
Although sedation dentistry may not be needed by a lot of individuals, those who choose it often include…
– Individuals with a low pain tolerance
– People who have issues sitting still for long periods of time
– Someone who has a heightened gag reflex
– Those who have highly sensitive teeth
– Anyone who has a lot of dental treatments to attend to
Children also sometimes require sedation dentistry, and this can be discussed with any of our Lower Mainland offices offering sedation dentistry below.
At DentistsRUs, your oral care is our concern – as is your comfort! So call or click on any of our professionals below, and book your relaxing summer sedation treatment today…
Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC
Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC
Coquitlam Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC
Port Coquitlam Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC
New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster