Conscious Sedation Dentistry In Seattle
It’s perfectly natural to feel some anxiety about visiting a dentist’s office for a surgical procedure, no matter how safe that procedure is, or how experienced and compassionate the staff is. Visit our office today in Seattle, including Edmonds and Des Moines, for sedation dentistry services.
Sedation Dentistry Services including Conscious Sedation
At Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle, we want to help you feel as comfortable as possible during your treatment. If you’ve had anxiety about dental procedures in the past, you’ll be relieved to hear this: You no longer need to request to be fully unconscious during dental surgery. Our sedation dentistry specializes in conscious sedation.
Most of Dr. Brian McKay’s patients find that they do not have to be put “completely under”—as in general anesthesia—in order to complete their dental work. The process Dr. McKay uses is called “conscious sedation.”
How Sedation Dentistry Works
Prior to your scheduled treatment date at our Seattle sedation dentistry office, Dr. McKay will discuss with you the level of anxiety you’re feeling, and how to best treat it. Should conscious sedation be the best option, you will be given a sedative pill to take about an hour prior to your dental procedure. (Needless to say, you will need a companion to drive you to and from your sedation dentistry appointment.)
This medication has been found to keep most patients relaxed throughout the entire procedure, even to the point of napping. Once the treatment is completed and the sedative wears off, patients have little or no memory of their visit. In addition, there is little or no discomfort the day after. Many patients have called sedation dentistry, magic.
Remember, Dr. McKay will first discuss all of your sedation dentistry options so that there are no surprises when you begin treatment. It’s one more way we’re here to help make your visit as stress-free as possible. If you’re in the Seattle area, including Edmonds and Des Moines WA, don’t wait any longer to get the dental help you need.