For some, dental work presents challenges. From sensitive gag reflexes to general dental anxiety, sedation dentistry can be used to dispel worry about dental-related obstacles.
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Many patients of ours were once traumatized by dentists in the past. Our goal is to help you overcome your dental fears one gentle step at a time. Dr. Fidler will never continue treatment if you are uncomfortable. We will do everything possible to ensure you are relaxed and in control at all times.
When you shrug your shoulders or tighten your neck, when you squint or clench your jaw, when your heartbeat accelerates or when fear and trembling begin to take over—we know what to do, and we know how to help overcome those fears.
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Nitrous oxide is commonly known as laughing gas. It is one of the most commonly requested forms of sedation.Gas is inhaled by means of a mask so there are no needles used. The gas is colorless and odorless and starts working within just a few minutes producing a peaceful, slightly tipsy feeling.>
Oral sedation a prescription medication such as Halcyon, Xanax, or Ativan is taken before your appointment. The medication diminishes your awareness of pain, sounds, and smells. You'll experience a calming effect, drowsiness, and minor amnesia.
IV (Intravenous) sedation is administered directly to the bloodstream under the supervision of an anesthesiologist. It's effects are instantaneous. You will recall little of what happened during your appointment but you will be conscious and able to answer the doctor's questions.
This is the perfect solution for those that experience dental anxiety to any degree. It takes that anxious feeling away and lets you receive the care you need while feeling relaxed.
It also is a solution for those who have a strong gagging reflex. Many find that their urge to gag is much milder or gone completely when using sedation.
Download our sedation infographic to learn what patients just like you say about sedation ... then contact us to let our Seattle dental team help solve what makes you hesitant, fearful or anxious.