If dental appointments make you nervous, know that you are not alone! A reported 60% of patients suffer from anxiety in the dental chair, a figure that would be much lower if more people had access to sedation dentistry.
At Dr. C Family Dentistry, we offer the top sedation dentistry in Spokane Valley because we take the entire health history into account prior to the treatment or procedure. Our friendly team partners with you to ensure that you receive healthy and effective dosing that provides a truly serene experience.
We also offer sedation services to people who have special healthcare needs, those with sound and light sensitivities, and young children. No matter your condition or reason, we have a safe solution that can be tailored to your unique needs!
Sedation Dentistry Options
Our local Spokane Valley dentist’s office offers the following levels of sedation:
Laughing gas, or inhalation sedation, is a form of light sedation and is typically offered to young children who have trouble sitting still, or adults who have mild dental anxiety.
Used in the field of dentistry for over two centuries, laughing gas is an odor-free gas that is administered through a comfortable breathing mask. During your treatment, our dentists will be able to adjust the levels of gas, guaranteeing that you get just what you need to stay fully relaxed for the duration of the treatment.
Unlike heavier forms of sedation, laughing gas wears off within minutes of the procedure’s completion. This means you can get back to your day as you normally would!
Oral Conscious Sedation
Dr. C Family Dentistry offers oral conscious sedation to help anxious patients or those with special healthcare needs to relax during treatment. This form of sedation is taken as a pill prior to the procedure and can be used as both a mild and moderate sedative.
Typically, patients who take oral conscious sedation stay awake for the duration of the procedure, though some may be so relaxed that they fall asleep.
Because the effects of oral conscious sedation last longer than the dental treatment, a trusted caregiver must drive you to and from your appointment.
Intravenous (IV) sedation, also known as sleep dentistry, is offered to patients with extreme dental anxiety, to those with special healthcare needs, or for those who are set to undergo oral surgery or a long treatment.
IV sedation does not put the patient fully to sleep but instead uses anti-anxiety medication that is administered directly into the veins to help promote relaxation. For IV sedation services, our team works with a highly-trained dental anesthesiologist.
Because the effects of IV sedation last longer than the dental treatment, a trusted caregiver must drive you to and from your appointment.
Get The Relaxing Dental Care You Deserve
Dental treatments should never be uncomfortable or scary! Call Dr. C Family Dentistry today to schedule your sedation dentistry consultation.