Alleviating Fear and Discomfort with Oral Sedation
Did you know that simply taking a sedative an hour before your visit can erase your anxiety? Dr. Long is an experienced oral sedation dentist who can improve the health and appearance of your smile while you rest comfortably. The medication prescribed makes you feel sleepy and combats anxiety, allowing you to receive treatment through conscious sedation.
Why IV Sedation Dentistry for Severe Anxiety?
When your fear is extreme, you may turn to IV sedation dentistry. Also referred to as sleep dentistry, IV sedation dentistry introduces sedatives directly into your bloodstream intravenously. This provides you with total relaxation while Dr. Long performs your procedure, closely monitoring your vital signs the entire time. The benefits of IV sedation dentistry include:
- Produces a deeper level of sedation than oral sedatives
- Leaves no memory of the procedure
- Reduces gag reflex
- Relieves fear
Both oral sedation dentistry and IV sedation dentistry afford you the ability to achieve a healthy smile. If you are interested in these solutions, contact Hollyburn Centre Periodontics & Implants in West Vancouver, BC for more information or to schedule your consultation.