Sedation Dentistry Near You
If you have a fear of the dentist that is so deep it is stopping you from getting the dental treatments you require; then you’re not the only one. Dental phobia is very common, and at Eagle Landing Dental, we recognize how challenging it can be to cope with anxiety. This is why we are proud to offer sedation dentistry in Chilliwack as a way to help our patients relax and make their dental appointments as stress-free as possible. Patients may choose from various sedation methods, including nitrous oxide sedation, IV sedation, and oral sedation.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Otherwise called “laughing gas” this is the mildest form of sedation and is inhaled through a small mask placed over the patient’s nose. This sedative is not meant to put patients to sleep, but it will cause them to feel calm and relaxed during their dental procedure. Most patients recover quickly after the mask is removed, and can even drive themselves home following their procedure.
IV sedation allows patients to feel calm during their visits and helps them cope with dental anxiety. Those who opt for IV sedation will need to bring a trusted family member or friend with them to their appointment. IV sedation is administered via the bloodstream using a small needle. This immediately creates a feeling of calmness and relaxation for the patient, but still allows them to remain 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.