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Get the smile you’ve always dreamt of in a
relaxing atmosphere

It is common for one to get nervous when paying a visit to your dentist. But at the same time, it should not stop you from getting the healthy and perfect smile you have always wanted. At PoCo Dental, we offer a range of safe sedation dentistry services ideal for patients who fear visiting the dentist or for anxious patients. This dental treatment relaxes the patients’ minds and bodies. To find out more details on sedation dentistry, please do not hesitate to give our team a call today.


What is sedation dentistry?

If you are scared of going to the dentist or have had bad experiences in the past, you are not alone. Millions of patients across the globe share the same fear. Fortunately, we can help at PoCo Dental. We do not neglect your oral health; we offer sedation dentistry to patients facing anxiety or who have a phobia visiting the dentist. Sedation dentistry sometimes referred to as sleep dentistry, is when the dentist uses medication to help patients relax during various dental treatments. We strongly believe that if a patient is feeling relaxed and comfortable during their visit plays a crucial role in maintaining your dental hygiene.

Different types of conscious sedation dentistry treatments:

The most common form of sedation dentistry is conscious sedation, where you will be awake and communicate with the dentist. You will not fall asleep; however, you will be calm, comfortable and tired, and the details about you remembering your appointment might be hazy. Below-mentioned is three types of conscious sedation treatments:

They significantly improve your chewing and speaking

Commonly known as laughing gas, it is the lightest form of sedation. It is administered to patients through a small mask that covers their noses. It works instantly, and the dentists can adjust the amount of gas you breathe in. One of the benefits of sedation using nitrous oxide is once the dentist turns the gas off, you’ll be fine in a matter of minutes. Additionally, you will be able to drive home after your procedure is done. There are hardly any side effects, but the most common ones include dizziness and headache.

Oral sedation:

An ideal method for patients who request an easy form of sedation that requires less equipment. This method of sedation involves taking an anti-anxiety pill an hour before your treatment begins. Unlike nitrous oxide sedation, oral sedation will leave you feeling tired, nauseous and dizzy after your treatment. It is required that your friends or family accompany you to drive you back home once the treatment is completed.

Intravenous sedation:

It is the most potent form of conscious sedation. It has a similar kind of medication to oral sedation, but the dentist, in this case, we will use a needle to inject it directly into your bloodstream. The drug kicks in instantly, and it is strong. To ensure you don’t get too sedated, the dentist can alter the dosage. Unlike oral sedation, you recover much quicker, but it is still advised that you be accompanied by someone to drive you home.

Oral sedation is helpful for patients who:

Are afraid of needles and shots.

Have not visited the dentist in a long time.

Feel their teeth cannot be saved at all.

Always get nervous when having to get dental work done.

Find it difficult to sit for a long period.

Have a gag reflex.

Aftercare tips

You must remember to arrange for someone to drive you to and from the dental clinic. You must clear your schedule for the rest of the day and not engage in any strenuous physical activity. Do not let your fear of visiting the dentist get the best of you.

Give the team at PoCo Dental a call today at (604) 941-0244. to schedule an appointment. If you are from Maple Ridge, visit our clinic, and our dentists will advise what sedation is right for you.

When you visit our clinic for a consultation, we will search for any signs of bone or gum loss that could help us identify if you are an ideal candidate for the procedure.