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We Can Help You Undergo Dental Procedures with Sedation Dentistry in Prince George

Feeling anxious about a trip to the dentist? It is completely normal, but for some people, that anxiety can be downright overwhelming. Dental phobia is a real struggle for many people, making it challenging to muster up the courage to get the dental care they need.

 

At Wilczek Dental Group, we understand how daunting a dental visit can be. We offer safe and effective sedation choices to help you relax during your procedure. Whether you need cosmetic enhancements or restorative treatments, our team is here to provide top-notch care in a comforting environment.

 

We've served patients of all ages here in Prince George for years. From wisdom tooth remvoal to implants, to orthodontics we offer an expansive range of services to fulfill your dental needs.

 

Our compassionate team is here to support you every step of the way. Contact Wilczek Dental Group today to schedule your appointment and take the first step toward a healthier smile.

Stay Healthy with Sedation

 

Serious dental issues can develop when you avoid the dentist. You might face minor effects, like a cavity, a periodontal (gum) problem, or a dental abscess requiring more significant attention. Instead of letting severe issues develop and worsen over time, you can prevent these problems with regular dental visits. Sedation dentistry allows you to relax and keep calm during necessary dental procedures and safeguards you against future complications. Not only will you feel calm while the dentist works on you, but you may also 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.

 

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

 

It is common for patients to feel nervous before and during their dental treatments. It is one of the main reasons why people fear going to a dentist. In modern dentistry, sedation dentistry is an effective method to help patients overcome their fear and anxiety. It is generally administered in the form of nitrous oxide, oral sedatives or intravenous sedatives. The benefits of sedation dentistry are as follows:

 

•  It gives you relief from anxiety and nervousness
•  It helps avoid traumatic dental treatment experience
•  It is easy, quick and convenient
•  It helps you keep calm and overcome your discomfort
•  It is helpful when undergoing dental surgeries


Choose the Sedation Right for You

 

Depending on the medical history, patients can receive either oral or intravenous (IV) sedation.

  • Oral sedation: Oral sedation involves consuming a prescribed medication orally before your appointment. This medication helps you relax and reduces anxiety during your dental treatment. It's a popular option for patients who experience mild to moderate anxiety or fear of the dentist. Our team will carefully evaluate your medical records and tailor the dosage to suit your needs.

 

  • IV sedation: For those who require a more serious level of sedation, we offer intravenous (IV) sedation. With IV sedation, medication is dispensed directly into your bloodstream, inducing deep relaxation. This method is specifically beneficial for patients with severe dental phobia or those undergoing extensive procedures. Our trained professionals will monitor you closely throughout the operation to ensure your safety and comfort.

 

  • Laughing gas: Laughing gas, or nitrous oxide, is a fast-acting sedative inhaled through a mask over your nose. It produces euphoria and relaxation, making it an ideal alternative for patients of all ages, including children. One of the benefits of laughing gas is that its impacts wear off quickly after the procedure, letting you resume your daily activities without lingering drowsiness.

Receive Dental Work from a Sedation Dentist in Prince George

 

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

If you have dental phobia, sedation is a safe way to calm and relax you. You'll experience decreased stress and increased comfort. If you’re searching for sedation dentistry services in Prince George or any surrounding area, consider Wilczek Dental Group.

Contact us to schedule an appointment or discuss your sedation dentistry options in Prince George.

 

What To Expect During The Sedation Process

 

Regardless of the type of dental sedation administered, our specialist will carefully monitor your vital signs during your procedure. We will ensure the safety and effectiveness of the sedative. You can follow these tips before your dental procedure to have a smooth experience:

 

  • Avoid eating anything after midnight the night before your appointment.

  • Wear comfortable clothes during the procedure and avoid wearing tight clothes.

  • Make sure you have someone to drive you to the clinic and back home as you should not be driving after sedation.

  • If you are sedated you should not make plans for the day.

  • Children may experience certain aftereffects, such as nausea, dizziness, and sleepiness. We advise parents to monitor their children constantly.

 

Reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns

Further readings:

How to Overcome Dental Fear and Anxiety?

How Sedation Can Help Dental Patients

Who Needs Sedation Dentistry

 

Sedation can be administered to patients of all ages for all procedures. It might be a good idea to consider sedation in case of the following:

  • You are to undergo a long and extensive treatment procedure.

  • You are prone to experiencing extreme pain and sensitivity during dental procedures.

  • You have a strong gag or swallowing reflex.

  • Your medical conditions are worsened by stress.

  • Local anesthesia is ineffective.

Contact the Team

Our staff is available to answer any questions .

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