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. That’s why we are proud to offer dental sedation to our patients.
Seattle 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 expertise is focused on conscious sedation.
To be more precise, most of Dr. Brian McKay’s patients find that they do not have to be put “completely under” using general anesthesia in order to complete their dental work. Instead, Dr. McKay is able to use a sedation dentistry technique called “conscious sedation” to calm patients while he administers treatment.
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. For this reason many patients have called conscious sedation dentistry “magic”.
Take Advantage of Trustworthy Dental Sedation in Seattle
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, or in nearby Edmonds and Des Moines WA, don’t let anxiety hold you back from getting needed dental treatment. Give us a call today to learn more about sedation dentistry, or to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled dentists. We look forward to making your visit stress free!