Sedation Dentist in Prince George

It's normal to have some anxiety over a trip to the dentist. However, some people experience much stronger feelings than mild concern. Dental phobia causes intense fear, and this worry deters many patients from seeking the dental care they need. While there are a variety of reasons Canadians avoid the dentist, dental phobia doesn't need to be one of them. With a sedation dentist in Prince George, you can undergo necessary procedures with less anxiety.

Stay Healthy with Sedation

Serious dental issues can develop when you avoid the dentist. While you might face some minor effects, like a cavity, a periodontal (gum) problem or a dental abscess requires more significant attention. Instead of letting severe issues develop, prevent these problems with regular professional visits. Allow sedation to relax and calm you so you can safeguard against future complications. Not only will you feel calm while the dentist works on you, you may hardly remember the visit even after the sedation has worn off. Patients who undergo benzodiazepine sedation generally have limited memories of the procedure — some even sleep through it.

Choose the Sedation Right for You

Patients can receive either oral or intravenous (IV) sedation.

  • Oral Sedation — Oral sedation has less predictability, but lasts longer. It is often best used for long procedures like restorative dental work. Children with dental anxiety also undergo this form of sedation.
  • IV Sedation — IV sedation is the better option for surgical dental procedures. It works quickly and works consistently throughout the procedure.

Receive Dental Work from a Sedation Dentist in Prince George

To receive sedation, you will need to have up-to-date medical records. We may ask that you abstain from eating for up to six hours before the sedative administration. Come with someone to drive you home — you should not drive following sedation.

If you have dental phobia, let sedation calm and relax you. You'll experience decreased stress and increased comfort. If you’re searching for a sedation dentist in Prince George or any of the surrounding areas, consider Dr. Richard Wilczek.

Contact us to set up an appointment or talk about your options.

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