Sedation Dentistry in

Helping patients remain calm and comfortable during treatment is very important to us at Snoqualmie Modern Dental Center. That is why we are proud to offer methods of sedation to keep patients comfortable while they receive dental care.

Sedation Dentistry in Snoqualmie

Sedation refers to medicine that is designed to reduce any pain or anxiety and help a patient remain comfortable during treatment. Although most dental treatments and services do not require the use of sedation, it can be highly effective when needed. Some patients may choose to receive sedation for relatively standard dental services simply because it helps to alleviate any feelings of anxiety before and during treatment.

We always take great care when providing sedation. Our experts provide the proper amount of medicine so that the patient remains comfortable, while also avoiding any unwanted side effects. We carefully monitor the medicine that the patient receives so that the optimal balance is achieved. When used correctly, sedation is very safe, and the patient will be highly pleased with the outcome. Some of the procedures that typically warrant the use of sedation include oral surgeries, periodontal services, root canal treatment and teeth extractions. Our practice offers oral sedation and laughing gas.

What is oral sedation?

Oral sedation is medicine provided in the form of a pill. The patient will consume the pill shortly before treatment. A patient who receives oral sedation will be much less susceptible to pain, and they will feel much less anxious during treatment. The patient might become less aware of the overall surroundings until the medicine wears off. It can take several hours for this to happen.

What is laughing gas?

Laughing gas is an inhaled substance that is provided immediately prior to and during treatment. The patient will breathe the substance in through a mask that is worn over their nose. The medicine will take effect very quickly. Any feelings of anxiety or nervousness that the patient had been experiencing will be replaced with sensations of giddiness and well-being. The patient will also be less susceptible to pain, and they will have no problem with receiving dental treatment. The medicine will wear off very quickly, and the patient will be able to continue with their day normally.

Is sedation safe?

Sedation is extremely safe when used properly. The key is to provide the optimal level of sedation so that the patient is kept comfortable, while also not experiencing any unwanted side effects. The team at Snoqualmie Modern Dental Center takes great care when providing sedation to ensure that the patient receives the best possible results.

What procedures typically require the use of sedation?

Sedation is generally reserved for more intense and invasive dental procedures when the patient faces a greater risk of experiencing pain and discomfort. Some of the treatments that warrant the use of sedation include oral surgeries, periodontal services, root canal treatment and teeth extractions. However, we may also offer sedation to patients for less intense treatments if they are especially anxious or nervous.

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Dr. Chang is the best dentist I have ever seen. I never thought I'd look forward to the next time I go to the dentist, but each visit is great. The entire staff is very organized, informative, and friendly. My experience with Snoqualmie Modern Dental Care ranges from routine cleaning to a root canal, and their work is incredibly top notch.
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