Has fear kept you from the dentist office? Does a lifelong phobia make it impossible for you to even sit in the dentist chair? At Sunrise Dental of Spokane, we understand how dental anxieties can prevent you from getting the care you need. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry services. Oral sedation services provide you with many benefits, especially if you have an overwhelming fear of dental services.

Oral sedation promotes safety

When you need to have a dental procedure, your nerves and anxieties can make the experience uncomfortable and unpleasant. Your dental anxieties can also make it difficult for your Sunrise Dental of Spokane dentist to perform the necessary treatments and procedures.

Using oral sedation techniques, you can relax throughout the procedure while remaining conscious. In fact, many patients relax so much during treatment, they fall asleep.

No needles necessary

Unlike general anesthesia, you can receive the benefits of oral sedation without needles or special care. This is especially beneficial if you have anxieties about needles.

Sunrise Dental of Spokane uses safe and effective doses of Halcion®, or a similar sedative medication. You simply take it an hour before treatment. Larger doses of a sedative can be used if you have a severe dental phobia.

Necessary treatments are now possible

When you have an infected or abscessed tooth that needs immediate treatment, oral sedation makes it possible for you to undergo treatment, despite your anxieties.

Untreated infections can travel into your bloodstream and cause a variety of serious health consequences. By using oral sedation, your Sunrise Dental of Spokane dentist can complete all necessary treatments to save your natural tooth and protect your overall health.

Oral sedation relaxes your body so you can easily sit through necessary procedures without additional pain or the need for general anesthesia.

Useful for a variety of treatments

At Sunrise Dental of Spokane, oral sedation methods can be used for a variety of treatments, including:

  • Fillings
  • Root canals
  • Tooth extractions
  • Dental implants
  • Placement of crowns

Sedation ensures you can undergo these treatments without feeling anxious. Your dentist will also use an effective local anesthetic to ensure your procedure is pain-free.

More work in less time

When you need extensive dental work, such as dental implants or multiple root canals, oral sedation allows your Sunrise Dental of Spokane dentist to complete longer procedures in a faster, more efficient manner. This means less trips to the dentist and faster results.

Oral sedation makes you more comfortable, so you can tolerate sitting for a longer period of time. Your dentist ensures you receive just the right dosage to keep you relaxed until all the work is done.

Perfect for those with a low tolerance for pain

Even if you don’t have a fear of the dentist, you may be skipping out on routine dental care because of a low tolerance for pain or teeth that are very sensitive.

Oral sedation techniques make it possible to undergo a variety of dental procedures without feeling any pain or discomfort.

It’s a more affordable option

The costs of general anesthesia may be a deciding factor for many with dental phobias. Oral sedation is much more affordable than other types of sedation, and still provides you with the relaxation and anxiety relief you need before dental procedures.

To learn more about the benefits of oral sedation, schedule your consultation at Sunrise Dental of Spokane. Call us today to book your appointment.