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Some of the biggest reasons people avoid the dentist are fear and dental anxiety. Unfortunately, this can backfire since avoiding the dentist for extended periods of time may increase the need for more extensive dental intervention. For people with a variety of physical limitations including a strong gag reflex or extreme dental anxiety, sedation dentistry may remove the discomfort associated with dental visits. Surrey residents who need multiple dental procedures can overcome their fears with the help of sedation dentistry offered at Floss Dental.
At Floss Dental we provide oral sedation and IV (intravenous) sedation depending upon the needs of the patients and the duration of the procedures. Patients with special needs who do not tolerate dental visits are able to experience success at their dentist in Surrey, BC. We value each patient and will create individual support plans to help ease fears and encourage ongoing dental care.
If a patient has a fear of needles but requires more than is offered by inhaled sedation, oral sedation may be the right choice. Oral sedation is best used during relatively quick procedures.
The patient has to take a pill orally prescribed by dentist one hour before the planned dental treatment. Patient will feel drowsy and relaxed during the treatment and recover from sedation effects within a few hours after treatment is complete.
Patients with severe dental anxiety, children and adults with special needs, and those needing extensive dental work may be candidates for IV sedation. Medication is given intravenously. It is common for patients to become relaxed that they fall asleep during their appointment. IV sedation is often used for longer procedures. Our team can regulate comfort levels to fit the length of the procedure. Many people have little to no memory of the actual procedure.
We keep a close eye on the patient’s vital signs throughout the procedure. Whether you choose oral sedation or IV sedation, you could potentially sleep through your appointment. Because of this, it is vital that you have a friend or family member accompany you to your appointment. At Floss Dental, we strive to provide our patients with a safe and supportive environment. For many people, knowing sedation dentistry is an option in Surrey, BC is enough to give them the courage to make the call.
Feel free to contact us at Floss Dentistry if you would like to discuss whether sedation dentistry is right for you. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the different types of sedation dentistry we offer at Floss Dental. You can call us directly at 778-565-3368 or use our online form to make an appointment.