Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry, North Vancouver

Third Street Dental provides in-house oral sedation and IV sedation treatment to ensure you are relaxed and pain-free during your dental procedure.

Sedation medication is administered via oral sedation where you take a pill or IV sedation where medication is directly introduced into your body.

This means you get to enjoy a better smile without the fatigue and anxiety of extended dental treatments. Third Street Dental has certified dentists that offer quality profound sedation via oral or intravenous medications. We understand dental surgery can be stressful; we’ll make sure your treatment is a breeze.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does oral sedation work?

    Oral sedation involves taking a pill that contains sedative medication. The medication is absorbed into your bloodstream and helps you relax and feel comfortable during your dental procedure. Oral sedation not only reduces anxiety and fear associated with dental treatments, it also helps patients who have a sensitive gag reflex, difficulty sitting still, or have a low pain threshold.

  • How is IV sedation administered?

    IV sedation introduces sedative medication into your body typically through your arm. This method allows for a deeper level of sedation compared to oral sedation, ensuring maximum comfort during your dental procedure. It is particularly beneficial for patients undergoing more complex or lengthy dental procedures. Your dentist will adjust the level of sedation throughout the treatment to ensure optimal comfort and full sedation.

  • Is sedation dentistry safe?

    Yes, sedation dentistry is safe when administered by certified professionals. At Third Street Dental, our dentists are certified and experienced in providing sedation treatments. We follow strict protocols to ensure your safety and well-being during the procedure.

  • How long does the effect of sedation last?

    The duration of sedation effects depends on the type and dosage of medication used. Oral sedation typically provides relaxation for a few hours, while IV sedation can last longer.

  • Can anyone receive sedation dentistry?

    Sedation dentistry is suitable for most patients, especially those who experience dental anxiety or have difficulty sitting still for extended periods. However, certain medical conditions or medications may affect your eligibility for sedation. It is important to discuss your medical history and any concerns with your dentist before undergoing any sedation treatment.

  • How should I prepare for my dental procedure with sedation?

    Your dentist will provide you with specific instructions to prepare for your dental procedure with sedation. This may include fasting for a certain period before the treatment or adjusting your medication routine. It is important to follow these instructions closely to ensure the effectiveness and safety of the sedation.

  • Will I need someone to accompany me to and from the appointment?

    The effects of sedation can linger after the procedure, and it is important to have someone to assist you and ensure your safety back home.

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