Sedation Dentistry In Vancouver
Sedation dentistry is an oral conscious sedation. Unlike general anesthesia, which is generally administered in a hospital setting, sedation dentistry is a safe and effective technique that we can provide in our state-of-the-art dental office. During sedation, the patient is conscious at all times and is breathing on his or her own.
Nitrous Oxide, known to many as laughing gas, is the most commonly used form of sedation in dentistry. It is administered by having the patient inhale the gas, which is carefully monitored by your dental services provider. You will fall into a euphoric state and feel completely relaxed. All feelings of fear and anxiety fade away, allowing you to sit back peacefully while your dental procedure is performed. In most cases all dental work can be completed in one visit while you are sedated.
Nitrous oxide sedation is very safe and effective. Once the procedure is over the nitrous oxide will wear off fairly quickly, and you will likely be able to drive yourself home and return to your normal day-to-day activities.
If you typically feel anxious or uncomfortable before dental procedures, sedation dentistry might be perfect for you. Request an appointment, or call us today to discuss your sedation dentistry options.