Dr. Rogers is a general dentist in Surrey/White Rock, BC who can help patients get the dental care they deserve, even if they are fearful or have special needs. That’s because, in our office we are able to use dental sedation in conjunction with your scheduled procedure.
You see, there are different types of dental sedation. Many patients expect to fall asleep during their sedation dentistry experience, but the oral medication you can get from us allows for a conscious sedation. This basically means that you will most likely be awake for the duration of your treatment. Still, there are advantages.
Conscious sedation can help your treatments at White Rock Dental Group be more successful. Keep reading to learn more, and then be sure to follow up with our team to put your new knowledge into action.
Time Passes More Quickly
Sedation dentistry can make the time required to work on your teeth and gums seem to pass a lot faster. In some cases, sedation can make it so you have very little memory of your procedure. That is a good thing if you aren’t particularly excited to be here.
Fewer Trips Are Required
We have found that there’s often a limit to how much a patient can handle before it’s been simply too much dental care for one trip. However, with the help of sedation, you can get the care you need, even multiple procedures, all at once. This can save you time and money in the end.
Gag Reflexes Can Be Overcome
If you don’t like the idea of weird dental tools and strange (albeit competent) hands going into your mouth this can cause a subconscious gagging reaction that slows down or interrupts our plans for treatment.
With oral sedation your reflex will be relaxed along with the rest of your body, and we will be able to do work on improving the health and appearance of your smile.
Sedation Lets You Sit Still
Are you fidgety? Even mild levels of sedation can help patients sit still long enough to get the care they deserve. Sometimes folks with disabilities can really benefit from this kind of assistance.
Sensitivity Will Be Decreased
If you have teeth or gums that are so sensitive you can’t handle even the simplest of dental treatments, sedation can help with that too.
Oral sedation is a pill that we arrange for you to swallow beforehand. This level will get you to a sleep-like state, while leaving you conscious. However, you won’t remember much about your visit when it is over. And you will want to line up a ride home.
Learn More, Get Started!
Ready to get past dental anxiety and get your needed dental treatments? Call us today at 604-635-1695 ext 1 or use our convenient online form for your next appointment.
New patients can always receive a free initial consultation with Dr. Rogers, our general dentist, and team leader. We look forward to seeing your smiling face in one of our chairs in 2017.