Did you know that a reported 60% of patients suffer from anxiety in the dental chair? If anxiety or fear is a barrier for you getting the dental care you need and deserve, our team is here for you!
At Dr. C Family Dentistry, we offer the top sedation dentistry in Spokane because we study your entire medical history prior to your procedure, ensuring that you get the effective level of sedation that’s healthiest for you.
We also offer sedation services to people who have special healthcare needs, those with sound and light sensitivities, and young children. No matter your reason, we have solutions designed to give you calmer, more serene experiences in the dentist’s chair.
Sedation Dentistry Options
Our local Spokane dentist’s office offers the following levels of sedation:
We typically offer laughing gas, or inhalation sedation, to young children who have trouble sitting still, or adults who have mild dental anxiety.
This light, yet effective form of sedation has been utilized in the dental field for over 200 years. It is an odor-free gas that is administered through a breathing mask, placed over the nose for the duration of the treatment. While in the dentist’s chair, our staff will adjust the level of gas based on your needs, ensuring you get just the right amount of medicine to keep you relaxed.
Unlike oral conscious sedation and IV sedation, the effects of laughing gas dissipate almost immediately after the nasal mask is removed. This means you can get back to your day as you normally would!
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is typically offered to patients who have moderate to severe anxiety, or to those who have special healthcare needs. It’s usually taken in pill-form at least 30 minutes prior to the procedure to achieve a full level of relaxation – or sometimes sleep! – once the procedure begins.
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. Our team works with a highly-trained dental anesthesiologist who will be right there with you – every step of the way!
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
At Dr. C Family Dentistry, dental treatments are never painful or scary! Call us today to schedule your sedation dentistry consultation.