At Willowbrook Dental Clinic, we provide sedation services for our Langley patients who feel anxious about their next dental appointment.
Worried about visiting the dentist?
You're not alone! If you get nervous about visiting the dentist, we want you to know that even people who go to the dentist on a regular basis still feel anxious about it.
Fear is one of the biggest reason people avoid dentists.
We offer a variety of safe, effective sedation options that will help you feel more at ease during your next dental appointment. So, we can help f you experience anxiety about dental procedures.
Sedation will help your relax while undergoing dental procedures, which means that you're more likely to get dental care when you need it – and that may result in better oral health!
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Dental sedation refers to when we use medication to help ease patients' anxiety before, during and after dental treatment. Sedation is often recommended for patients who get highly anxious about dental procedures, or who have extensive treatment needs, time constraints, and/or a severe gag reflex.
Options for Easing Anxiety with Sedation
Oral sedatives can be taken the night before to help you sleep, and taken one hour before your appointment to reduce anxiety leading up to and during any treatment. Oral medication is easily administered in the form of liquid or pills.
Nitrous Oxide, which is also known as laughing gas, is an inhaled gas. Since each person is different, the gas levels can easily be adjusted to your needs during your appointment.
Is Dental Sedation for You?
We want you to feel comfortable and at ease during each appointment. At Willowbrook Dental Clinic, reducing your anxiety about your dental procedures is an important element of that.
If you experience any of the following issues, please talk to us about sedation options:
- Strong gag reflex
- Fear of needles or pain
- Very sensitive teeth
- High anxiety about dental treatment
- Difficulty getting numb with local anaesthetic
- Sensitivity to sensory stimulation (touch, smells, sights and sounds
- Difficulty opening mouth (TMJ)
- Extensive or complicated prodecures
- Young child in need of treatment