At Driftwood Dental in Smithers, our dentists offer dental sedation options to make patients more comfortable during long procedures, and to calm anxious patients.
Dental sedation involves a variety of techniques which help patients feel more comfortable during dental procedures. Our dentists can help you decide if oral sedation is right for you.
At Driftwood Dental, we do everything in our power to help patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their dental appointments. Along with offering oral sedation, we work at your pace, take breaks when you need them, and provide calm reassurance as required.
Many people - including those who see the dentist regularly - still sometimes get anxious around appointments.
For patients who experience significant anxiety or nervousness about dental procedures, who require complex treatment or have time constraints, we may recommend oral sedation.
Your dentist can prescribe oral sedatives in liquid or pill form. This medication is designed to be taken orally, typically about one hour before a dental appointment. Treatment may include a dose on the night prior to your appointment to mitigate anxiety-related insomnia.
While it will leave you awake for the procedure, it produces a calming effect to significantly relax you.
Please talk to our team about sedation dentistry if any of the following symptoms apply to you:
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