Our Kelowna dentists offer dental sedation options to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental procedures.
What is Dental Sedation?
Dental sedation refers to a variety of techniques used to calm anxious patients during a dental procedure or to make patients more comfortable during long procedures.
Types of Sedation
At Dr. Steve Johnson Dental Group, we offer a variety of sedation options for our patients.
Your dentist can help determine if sedation is right for you, and which option will best suit your needs.
Nitrous oxide (or laughing gas) is inhaled through the mouth and nose. The medication calms patients even though they remain awake and able to communicate. It also tends to lessen anxiety, increase pain threshold, reduce gag reflex and make time pass more quickly.
Oral sedatives are pills or liquid prescribed by your dentist and taken orally. The medication leaves you awake for the procedure, but significantly relaxes you.
Intravenous (IV) Sedation
IV sedatives are administered directly into the bloodstream through the vein for the deepest level of sedation without general anesthesia.
Do you experience dental anxiety?
Dental anxiety is common condition when a patient experiences fear about their dental appointments.
Managing Dental Anxiety
Avoiding dental treatments can lead to a number of oral health issues. That's why we do everything we can to help anxious patients feel relaxed and comfortable when they visit us.
We're happy to talk to you about your concerns, work at your pace, and take breaks if you need them. We are here for you.