Sedation Dentistry

Experience a relaxed dental appointment at our Mill Creek, WA office with sedation dentistry. Forget the discomfort as your memory fades away. This safe technique reduces fatigue during lengthy treatments and benefits individuals with high anxiety or a sensitive gag reflex.

Don’t let time constraints or dental fears delay your treatment any longer. Our team at Mill Creek Family Dentistry is here to assist you. Contact us today and discover if sedation dentistry is the perfect solution to get you the care you need.

Who Is A Candidate For Sedation Dentistry?

If you meet any of the following criteria, consider exploring sedation dentistry at Mill Creek Family Dentistry.

  • High fear of dentistry
  • Negative dental experiences in the past
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • A bad gag reflex
  • Very sensitive teeth
  • Complex dental problems
  • Limited time to complete care
  • Embarrassment about your teeth
  • Strongly dislike shots and needles
  • Strongly dislike noises and smells of the dental office

Our Sedation Options

Nitrous Oxide

For those patients who are feeling just a bit nervous about visiting the dentist, our team offers nitrous oxide sedation. We will administer the gas during treatment via a mask worn over your nose. In only a minute, you’ll be completely relaxed. 

Oral Conscious Sedation

If you suffer from severe anxiety or dental phobia, you may benefit from oral conscious sedation. We will prescribe a medication to take prior to your visit that will help you completely relax through your appointment, yet still be awake enough to communicate with us. Most patients tell us that they don’t remember the procedure, so fear and worry are completely erased! This medication is so safe and effective that you’ll never be nervous about visiting the dentist again.

Sedation Dentistry FAQs

The following sedation dentistry FAQs reflect some of the most common concerns our patients have prior to treatment. If you have further questions about sedation dentistry, contact our office and speak with our friendly team. We will be happy to answer your questions about sedation and schedule your treatment.

Will I Feel Any Discomfort?

No. You will feel nothing! With sedation dentistry and local anesthetic, our team can complete your treatment while you relax in the dental chair.

Will Sedation Dentistry Make Me Lose Consciousness?

No. Many people describe it as a deeply relaxed state, and you will be responsive. This way, you will be able to reply if we should have to ask you any questions during your procedure.

Will I Be Monitored?

Yes. One of our team members is always with you, and your blood pressure, pulse rate, and oxygen saturation are monitored during the entire visit. Our provider is trained as a sedation dentist, and our team will keep an eye on you throughout your treatment.

How Long Will I Be Relaxing?

The length of your sedation will depend on what kind of dental treatment you are having performed. Sedation dentistry for shorter procedures such as teeth whitening may only last a few hours, though you may be relaxed for up to six hours for porcelain veneers, dental implants, or dentures.

Will Someone Need To Accompany Me?

Yes. You will need someone to drive you to and from our office. Sedation dentistry requires that you be put in a relaxed state; following treatment, you may still be somewhat sleepy. Having someone drive you home ensures that you do not endanger yourself or others behind the wheel.

Say Goodbye To Dental Anxiety

The sedation dentistry program at Mill Creek Family Dentistry has empowered countless patients to receive the dental care they require while conquering the anxiety that previously hindered their pursuit of treatment. If you have been delaying necessary dental care, we encourage you to reach out to our office today. We look forward to hearing from you!
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