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Sedation Dentistry for Anxious Patients

Does the thought of coming to the dentist give you an overwhelming feeling of anxiety? Have you ever cancelled a dental appointment because you were too afraid to go? If you think you are alone, think again! Many of our patients experience these feelings.

Sedation dentistry has helped many of our patients go through their procedures with no discomfort or anxiety. The experience is much easier and afterwards many people even forget that they were ever at the dentist! At Okanagan Dentistry we use oral sedation, which is non-invasive and extremely low risk. Although you will not be completely “put under”, many of our patients do fall asleep. The advantage of this minimal level of sedation is that you can still respond to questions and it is much safer. Please ensure that we have an updated medical history (particularly if you have heart, lung, or liver problems), any prescription medications you are currently taking, and let us know if you are pregnant or nursing.

If you have any of the following oral sedation dentistry may be right for you:

  • A negative dental experience
  • Trouble getting numb/ frozen
  • Strong gag reflex
  • Very sensitive teeth
  • Long appointments

If you think that oral sedation would make your dental appointments easier for you, please call us today!

Our dental office is open for evening appointments on Tuesday!

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