Going to the dentist is something that a lot of people feel anxious about. To help overcome fear, phobia, or past painful dental experiences, many people turn to Tsawwassen sedation dentistry.
Each sedation dentistry case is tailored to the specific needs of the individual. For instance, it may be that someone is considering a sedative because of reasons like:
- Completing all of their treatment in one appointment
- Fear of a particular type of treatment
- Being able to “tune out” everything going on around them
- Lengthy procedures
- Sensitive teeth
- Previous experiences with other dentists
Depending on the reason behind wanting sedation — along with the specific medical background of the patient — an appropriate level of sedative is usually recommended by our Tsawwassen cosmetic dentist Dr. Jan Roberts.
Oral Conscious Sedation | Tsawwassen Sedation Dentistry
During oral sedation, a prescription strength sedative medication is taken orally (in pill form) and within about 30-60 minutes makes the individual feel drowsy or almost in a dream like state. The sedative can also cause amnesia, making it so that the patient doesn’t always remember what even happened during their appointment. It can take several hours to fully wear off, so you’ll need to have someone escort you to and from the dentist’s office if this is the type of sedation that you choose. It only works for a specific timeframe and cannot be adjusted.
NuCalm Natural Relaxation Alternatives | Tsawwassen Sedation Dentistry
NuCalm is a natural and effective relaxation technique that we use here at Roberts Dental and Facial Rejuvenation. It works quickly and unlike other types of Tsawwassen sedation dentistry, requires absolutely no medication whatsoever. Instead, it uses sensory triggers like microcurrent stimulation, noise cancelling headphones, and light inhibition to reduce the sensations of discomfort and pain. We’ve seen tremendous results in our patients with mild to severe dental anxiety, and NuCalm can be used on nearly any dental procedure – yes, even routine cleanings! To make it even better, there are no lingering side-effects.
To learn more about Tsawwassen sedation dentistry and safe dental relaxation alternatives, schedule an exam at Roberts Dental and Facial Rejuvenation in Tsawwassen, BC today by calling 604-943-3343 or book online now.