Many people experience fear and anxiety over dental treatment. If this describes you, than don’t feel alone, and don’t let fear keep you from maintaining good oral health. Olympic Dental and Denture provides sedation dentistry to help patients in our Olympia / Lacey area practice get the dental care they need.
Sedation Dentistry Explained
IV Sedation, also known as Deep Conscious Sedation, is usually used by Oral Surgeons and dentists with specialized training and special certification. Medication is administered directly into the blood stream with a simple IV. IV Sedation is not used commonly in dental offices because of the specialized advanced training required. Dentists who use sedation dentistry must have special certification.
There can be many factors about visiting the dentist that can cause anxiety. With sedation dentistry, you can relax to the point where you are virtually unaware of your treatment. You will be monitored throughout the procedure by our professional staff, ensuring optimal safety. It’s like falling asleep and waking up with your procedure completed. When finished, we will gently wake you with very little memory of what occurred.
With sedation dentistry, you can complete multiple and long procedures. Years worth of dental work can be completed in just one appointment. Some of the various procedures that can be done with sedation dentistry include:
- Placement of dental crowns
- Porcelain veneers application
- Denture preparation and fitting
- Wisdom teeth extraction / removal
All of this can be done without any discomfort. To determine if you are a good candidate for sedation dentistry, schedule a free consultation.