Our dentists in Maple Ridge offer dental sedation to help patients feel less anxious and more comfortable during long procedures. Ask your dentist if dental sedation is right for you.
What is Dental Sedation?
With dental sedation, we have a range of techniques at our disposal to help patients feel more comfortable during dental procedures. Our dentists can help identify whether oral sedation is right for you.
At Alouette Dental Centre, our dental team does everything we can to help patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their dental appointments. In addition to offering oral sedation, we are committed to working at your pace, taking breaks when you need them, and providing calm reassurance as required.
If you feel anxious when it's time to visit the dentist, not to worry — you're among many who do. In fact, even those who visit the dentist on a regular basis often feel anxious about attending.
For patients who feel significantly nervous or anxious about dental procedures, who have a severe gag reflex, have time constraints or who need complex treatment, we may recommend oral sedation.
Oral sedatives are pills or liquids prescribed by your dentist. The medication is taken orally in advance of a dental appointment. It leaves you awake for the procedure, but produces a calming effect to significantly relax you.
Is sedation dentistry right for me?
Please talk to our dental team about sedation dentistry if you experience any of the following:
- High anxiety about dental treatment
- Strong gag reflex
- Sensitivity to sounds, smells, sights and touch
- Very sensitive teeth
- TMJ issues - difficulty opening mouth
- Fear of needles or pain
- Difficulty getting numb with local anaesthetic