Conscious Sedation Dentistry In Seattle
It’s perfectly natural to feel some anxiety about visiting a dentist’s office for a 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: conscious sedation is an amazing amenity to comfortably help you through your dental procedures.
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 most effectively treat it.
Should conscious sedation be the right option, you will be given a sedative pill to take about an hour prior to your dental procedure. 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”.
If you choose this option, you will need a ride home from the appointment, as you will not be fit to drive yourself.
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 of the many ways we’re here to 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!