Many people experience anxiety and fear when undergoing a dental procedure. While local anesthetics can numb the local tissue and analgesics can block the post-procedure pain, these agents are ineffective in alleviating dental anxiety.
At Vega Dental, we combine traditional medicine with anxiety-relieving sedation techniques to make your experience comfortable and stress-free. The agents used in sedation dentistry in our Burnaby, BC, dental clinic eliminate the pain and worry while keeping you responsive to voice and touch during the procedure.
Our experienced dentist at Vega Dental recommends sedation dentistry to any patient who has high anxiety about being in the dentist’s office or is nervous about a particular procedure they are undergoing.
We strongly recommend sedation dentistry if you undergo a complex and lengthy dental procedure like implant surgery. It helps the patient relax and be comfortable and helps our team do their job well.
From the convenience of our Burnaby, BC, dental office, we offer three types of sedation depending on the patient and the extent of sedation required for the procedure.
Laughing gas, also called nitrous oxide, is one of the most common inhaled sedatives used in Vega Dental. If you have mild anxiety before the procedure, nitrous oxide can help you relax and calm down. Another benefit of this sedative is that it promptly leaves your system, so you don’t feel groggy after the procedure.
In this sedation method, you take sedating medication orally. These medications help you relax while maintaining a state of alertness so you can respond to the dentist’s instructions.
During this sedation procedure, the sedating medication is injected directly into your bloodstream so you can relax completely. You will be sedated but still responsive when on IV sedation. However, you will need an escort to take you back home and care for you after the procedure.
After receiving sedation dentistry treatment, take the rest of the day off and try to relax. The next day you will wake up refreshed and glad that you visited Vega Dental in Burnaby, BC, for your procedure!