Sedation Options for Anxious Patients
The friendly and compassionate Scott 72 Dental Centre team provides sedation services for our North Delta and Surrey patients who get nervous about visiting the dentist.
Feeling nervous about visiting the dentist? Let us help!
If you get afraid or anxious about visiting the dentist, please know that these feelings are perfectly normal. Even people who go to the dentist on a regular basis still feel anxious about it; you're definitely not alone.
Fear is one of the most common reasons people avoid necessary dental care.
We understand your concerns and discomfort, and we're here to help you feel better. Your dental health is very important to your overall health, and letting fear get in the way of treatment can result in a variety of health and confidence repercussions.
But it you're highly anxious, it can be hard to work up the courage to get dental treatment. So what's the answer?
Sedation Dentistry at Scott 72 Dental Centre
Our dentists and team have created a welcoming, relaxing and open atmosphere at Scott 72 Dental, where patients are encourage to ask questions and express concerns they have about treatment.
But if your anxieties can't be put to rest by these means, we also offer a variety of sedation options that will help you feel more at ease during your dental appointments.
Sedation dentistry will help you to relax while you undergo necessary dental treatment, allowing you to comfortably get dental care when you need it. And the result? Better oral health!
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is the use sedatives to help patients relax before, during and after dental treatment. We recommend sedation for patients who feel very nervous about dental procedures, or who have extensive treatment requirements, time constraints, and/or a severe gag reflex.
Sedation Options at Scott 72 Dental Centre
Oral sedatives are a flexible option, as they comes in the form of pills or liquid that you can administer yourself. You can take them the night before your appointment to help you sleep, as well us up to one hour before your appointment to reduce any anxiety you feel anxiety in anticipation of and during the treatment.
Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) is an inhaled gas that helps quell anxiety. The gas levels can easily be adjusted to your needs throughout your appointment.
Is Sedation Right For You?
It's important to us that you feel comfortable and relaxed during your dental appointment, as that means you'll be able undergo the dental care you need safely and comfortably.
Please talk to us about sedation if you experience any of the following:
- Strong gag reflex
- Fear of needles or pain
- Very sensitive teeth
- High anxiety about dental treatment
- Difficulty getting numb with local anaesthetic
- Sensitivity to sensory stimulation (touch, smells, sights and sounds
- Difficulty opening mouth (TMJ)
- Extensive or complicated prodecures
- Young child in need of treatment