A lot of people get sweaty palms and a twisting sensation in their stomachs when they are about to receive dental treatment. Through sedation dentistry, you no longer have to cancel appointments because of dental anxiety. Here at Williams Lake Smiles, we have made sure that sedation dentistry is an option for patients who fear dental visits and would like to have a comfortable procedure.
Sedation dentistry may be used to ensure a relaxing and comfortable experience for the patient, especially those who get anxious when receiving dental treatment. Dr. Wassenaar makes treatments possible for these patients by eliminating dental phobia through sedation. With the use of sedatives, which include depressants, tranquilizers, nitrous oxide, or anxiety medications, the patient can achieve a calm state while the dentist performs the procedure.
Our patients in Williams Lake have reported that they felt like their dental treatment only lasted a few minutes when the truth is that it had taken hours to perform. This makes it easier for the dentist to perform complex dental treatments such as complete smile makeovers or extensive restoration procedures. While such dental services may require multiple visits, the number of appointments may be reduced when sedation is involved.
Sedation dentistry also eliminates a patient’s fear of having to return to the dentist regularly, as routine care will be made more comfortable and tolerable. As a result, our patients in Williams Lake more likely have healthy teeth and less oral and dental problems when they come for a visit.
Sedation can be administered through various routes, which include the following:
Along with sedation, Dr. Wassenaar also administers local anesthesia to temporarily block the pain impulses in the treated area. The injection will only be administered once you are already sedated and made comfortable. Most of our patients do not even recall receiving the injection.
Not only do we provide sedation at our practice, but Dr. Wassenaar also has hospital privileges if you require a stronger level of sedation.
Williams Lake Smiles
249 Barnard St
Williams Lake, BC V2G 1G1
Monday: 6:30am – 2:30pm
Tuesday: 6:30am – 2:30pm
Wednesday: 6:30am – 2:30pm
We are closed this week
Office will be open
Monday May 30th, 2016