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How can dental sedation help me?

How can dental sedation help me?

At Elgin Corners Dental, our dentists strive to ensure that patients suffering from dental anxiety or heightened oral sensitivity can get the treatment they need in a comfortable and stress-free manner. Here's how dental sedation can help anxious patients.


Dental Sedation

Dental sedation may be right for you if you suffer from high levels of dental anxiety or increased oral sensitivity. Dental sedation can help our patients to get through anything from routine cleanings to more invasive dental procedures and treatments in a calm and relaxed manner.

Every patient is unique, and sedation needs differ greatly based on the individual's anxiety as well as the procedure. That's why our Surrey dentists assess each patient's sedation requirements on a case-by-case basis. 

Types of Dental Sedation 

Minimal sedation: 

Patients will not fall asleep with this type of sedation. Minimal sedation will cause you to feel calm and relaxed but still able to walk, talk and breathe normally. 

Moderate sedation: 

Under moderate sedation you will feel drowsy but still able to talk, hear and respond. You will still require a local anesthetic at the treatment site for pain management. You may or may not remember the procedure once your dental appointment is complete.

Deep sedation: 

With deep sedation you will be asleep and won't remember anything about the procedure. For pain management while under deep sedation, a local anesthetic will still be used at the treatment site.

General anesthesia: 

This is the deepest level of sedation. While under general anesthesia you will be unconscious (feel as if you're asleep) and won't feel any pain during the treatment. Reflexes will be absent and you will require assistance breathing. 

Our team of dental professionals strive to help you receive the treatment you need in a stress-free and comfortable manner. If you suffer from dental anxiety, general anxiety disorder, panic disorder, resistance to local anesthetic or unusually sensitive oral nerves, dental sedation may be right for you. 

To find out if dental sedation is right for you contact us to book a consultation with your Surrey dentist. 

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