If you’re among the 75% of the population who suffer from some degree of dental anxiety, here’s how to beat it! Sedation dentistry is a solution that has helped thousands of patients with mild to extreme dental anxiety in safe and effective way.
What is sedation dentistry and how does it work?
Quite simply, sedation dentistry helps you manage your dental fears and allow you to get on track and stay on track with the dental treatments you need to enjoy long lasting dental health.
Sedation Dentistry involves the use of sedatives to help you attain a relaxed, easy and calm state before and during your dental visit. At our downtown Nanaimo dental clinic we offer oral sedation. The strength of sedatives will be prescribed to suit you and can range from mild to moderate in their effect.
Oral Sedation Dentistry
Oral sedatives are taken as pills, which our dentists prescribe to the patient in the consultation visit leading up to the treatment. Oral sedation patients feel relaxed and remember little of the treatment, but still maintain consciousness during the treatment.
Considerations for Sedation Dentistry treatment?
Our experienced dentists will help you decide if sedation is right for you. One important consideration will be any medications and supplements you are taking. It’s very important that all medications and supplements are disclosed – so bring a list to the consultation to be sure not to miss any.
Is sedation dentistry safe?
Sedation dentistry is considered to be a very safe. As in any medical procedure, dentists are trained to administer sedation and have several measures in place to ensure the safety of sedation dentistry patients.
Getting ready for you sedation dentistry visit
When having a sedation treatment you will need to be accompanied by a friend or family member both to and from the appointment. After the appointment, your friend or family member should stay with you until the effects of the sedatives have completely worn off.
For all of your sedation dentistry questions and for all of your family’s dental needs Downtown Nanaimo Dental Group is here for you! We welcome you to contact us to book an appointment today.