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Sedation Dentistry in Chilliwack

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry can help you feel relaxed or even lightly asleep during your dental visit, depending on the level of sedation. If you are one of the nearly 50% of Canadians who avoid the dentist due to fear, sedation dentistry can make your experience stress-free, allowing you to get the care you need without anxiety.

The dental professionals at Promontory Heights Dental have extensive experience offering sedation dentistry and are pleased to provide this service for patients aged 12 and older.

Types of Sedation Offered at Promontory Heights Dental

Before we begin, we’ll explain all sedation options clearly, so you fully understand the process and any risks. We’ll then help you choose the best sedation method for your needs, ensuring your comfort and peace of mind.

Stress-Free Dental Visits

Feel Calm and Comfortable: Sedation dentistry helps you feel relaxed and at ease during your dental visit. Depending on the level of sedation, you might feel very relaxed or even lightly asleep.

Overcome Dental Fear: If you’re one of the nearly 50% of Canadians who avoid the dentist because of fear, sedation dentistry can make your experience stress-free.

Stress-Free Dental Care: With sedation dentistry, you can receive the dental care you need without the anxiety usually associated with dental visits. Our goal is to ensure your comfort and peace of mind every step of the way.

It is important to note that after your sedation you can have absolutely nothing in your mouth for 6 hours, and no driving for 24 hours.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation involves taking a sedative pill before your procedure. This will leave you awake but very relaxed, easing your mind and body. It’s a great option for patients who feel anxious about dental visits.

With this type of conscious sedation, you’ll be awake but very relaxed during your procedure. You can still respond to verbal cues and let us know if you feel any discomfort. After your visit, you’ll need someone to drive you home, as you won’t be able to drive or return to work immediately. The sedative usually wears off by the next day, so you should be able to resume your normal activities then.

  • Reduced Anxiety
  • Comfortable Experience
  • Awake but Relaxed
  • Improved Cooperation
  • Safe and Effective
  • Quick Recovery
  • Enhanced Dental Care 

Your Comfort, Our Priority

At Promontory Heights Dental, we understand that visiting the dentist can be challenging for some people. If you feel fear, anxiety, or stress just thinking about sitting in the dental chair, know that you’re not alone. We’re here to make your experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Your dental care is crucial for your overall health and well-being, and it should never be overlooked. At Promontory Heights Dental, we want to ensure you have a pleasant and comfortable experience. That’s why we offer a range of sedation dentistry options, helping you get the care you need for a healthy and happy smile.

Don’t delay your dental care! Book an appointment with us today to discover how sedation dentistry can make your visit comfortable and stress-free. We’re here to help you achieve a healthy, happy smile.

When Is Sedation Dentistry Used?

Sedation dentistry can be used for almost any dental procedure, depending on the patient’s needs. Patients with full-blown dental phobias, or even mild dental anxiety, may opt for sedation dentistry to make their dental exams and cleanings more pleasant.

Even patients who are not usually anxious may opt for sedation during long, complicated, or uncomfortable procedures. We are happy to discuss your options in more detail.

Is Sedation Dentistry Right For You?

For your safety, you should be in good health to undergo sedation. Talk to your dentist and family doctor to see if sedation dentistry is right for you.

In addition to nervous patients, sedation dentistry can be a great option for patients who::

  • Have a sensitive gag reflex
  • Have a fear of oral needles or injectable anesthetics
  • Are allergic to local anesthetics
  • Have experienced a previously traumatic dental experience
  • Have an overly sensitive mouth
  • Have a low pain threshold
  • Are sensitive to clinic sights and sounds
  • Have a physical or mental condition that impedes the ability to stay still
  • Need to undergo a long, complicated dental procedure or multiple procedures in one visit

Sedation dentistry is safe for children and elderly patients. For children, we recommend you discuss sedation dentistry with your pediatrician before your child undergoes the procedure. For elderly patients, we will discuss any medical conditions or medications that could interfere with the sedation so that we can mitigate risk and avoid complications.

Before & After Sedation Dentistry

There are several things you can do before and after you undergo sedation dentistry that may improve your experience.

  • Follow our dental professionals’ instructions about food and medications.
  • Avoid alcohol and large meals for 24 hours before your procedure.
  • Arrange for a friend or family member to accompany you and drive you home.
  • Have a friend or family member stay with you until the sedative wears off.
  • Arrange for childcare if needed.
  • Avoid driving or using heavy machinery right after your appointment.
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • Skip exercise for up to 24 hours after your procedure.