Sedation Dentistry Near You
If you have a fear of the dentist that is so deep it is preventing you from seeking out the treatments you need; then you aren’t alone. Dental anxiety is very common, and at Eagle Landing Dental, our team recognizes how debilitating anxiety can be. This is why we are proud to offer sedation dentistry in Chilliwack as a way to help our patients relax and make their dental visits as comfortable as possible. Patients may choose from various sedation methods, including nitrous oxide sedation, IV sedation, and oral sedation.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Also known as “laughing gas,” this form of sedation is the mildest of the three and works by the patient inhaling the sedative through a mask placed over their nose. Nitrous oxide is not meant to put the patient to sleep, but it will cause them to feel relaxed and calm during their dental procedure. Once the mask is removed, patients typically recover fast and are even able to drive themselves home after their appointment.
IV sedation also creates a calming feeling for those with dental anxiety. Patients who get IV sedation will need to bring a trusted individual with them to their dental appointment to drive them home. IV sedation is administered through the bloodstream using a small needle. The effects are immediate, causing the patient to feel relaxed but still conscious during their dental procedure.
If a patient opts for oral sedation, our dentist will prescribe them a pill to take about one hour before their visit. It is important that patients carefully follow our dentist’s instructions when taking the sedative. The pill will cause the patient to feel relaxed, and some patients even feel drowsy enough to fall into a gentle sleep during their procedure.