Sedation Dentistry – Spokane, WA

Fear of the dentist can keep patients from receiving necessary care. To better serve our patients, we now provide sedation services during treatments, as requested. The mild sedatives that we use for our sedation dentistry help you remain comfortable and relaxed as possible, while still being able to respond to verbal cues. In a way, it is similar to a gentle relaxed state.

Catch up on your dental care

Past negative experiences with dental care can discourage some people from having necessary treatment completed. With available sedation services, dental patients can improve their oral health and remain very relaxed throughout the entire treatment. Delaying necessary dental care can cause further complications as well as health concerns. In most cases, all of your treatment can be performed in a single appointment, preventing you from having to schedule multiple visits.

What should you expect?

The sedation used in a dental office is enough to put you into a relaxed state so that you are unaware of the treatment, but still respond to the dentist. Oral sedation is achieved by taking prescription medications that are given one hour prior to your appointment. As the time of your treatment approaches, you no longer are aware of the sights, smells or sounds of a dental office.

Your treatment is completed in an efficient manner, because you’re completely comfortable the entire time. During your care, you will be carefully monitored by our highly trained dental experts to guarantee your well-being. We also ask that a friend accompany you to the appointment and drive you home after the procedure. Your medication will wear off within a few hours from when you took the prescribed dose.

Is sedation is right for you?

If thinking about getting necessary treatment makes you anxious, perspire, or elevate your blood pressure, then sedative services are a simple solution to helping you get the care you deserve.

People who should consider sedation may have experiences like:

  • TMJ disorders, which prevent them from opening their mouth long enough for treatment to be completed.
  • A sensitive gag reflex.
  • Anxiety or fear of the dentist.
  • Special needs.
  • Problems being numbed during previous dental treatments.
  • Extremely sensitive teeth.
  • A desire to complete all of their treatment in a single appointment.
  • Large amounts of treatment that are needed.

Who can have sedation?

Sedation is appropriate for adults over the age of 18, but there are some health conditions that may be contraindicated. At your initial consultation we will thoroughly review your health history to determine whether or not sedation is the best option for you.