Sedation Dentistry in West Vancouver
While we recommend routine visits to the dentist to maintain your oral health, we understand that some patients may feel nervous about their visit. For individuals that suffer from anxiety and have a fear of the dental chair, we offer several methods of sedation to make your visit more comfortable.
IV Sedation Dentistry
If you suffer from severe anxiety and have a strong gag reflex, you may benefit from IV sedation. IV sedation is usually administered by an anesthesiologist in a medical setting and provides a stronger form of sedation to promote a deeper sense of relaxation. You will remain fully conscious during treatment but without experiencing the usual anxiety that accompanies a dental visit.
Oral sedation is a type of sedation that is taken in pill form about an hour before the procedure. This treatment helps to make you feel relaxed, and it also has an amnesiac effect, so you tend to forget the details of the treatment. Due to the effects of the sedation, which can last several hours, you will need someone to accompany you to and from the clinic.