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Pacific Northwest Sedation Dentistry

July 24, 2020 6:07 pm | Published by

Modern dentistry places a huge priority on patient comfort—a commitment we fully stand behind at each of our Optima Dental Spa locations across the Pacific Northwest. As part of this emphasis on comfort, many dental practices offer sedation dentistry as part of their services. To put it simply, sedation dentistry is a useful way to reduce anxiety or fear so that a patient can get the oral healthcare they need to keep their smile healthy.

Why Consider Sedation Dentistry?

Not everyone who benefits from sedation dentistry has an intense fear of the dentist. There are plenty of other reasons why someone might consider getting sedation dentistry! Here are some of the most common:

  • Sensitive Gag Reflex
  • Unable to Sit Still for Extended Periods of Time
  • Need Multiple and/or Complex Procedures
  • Sensitivity to the Smells & Sounds of a Dental Office

Our Dental Sedation Options

At our Optima Dental Spa offices, we provide a range of sedation dentistry options from mild sedation to deep sedation. This includes nitrous oxide (also called laughing gas), oral conscious sedation (which is administered through a prescribed pill), and IV sedation (medication administered intravenously). All of these options are provided in a safe setting and carefully monitored by our trained team to ensure your health, safety, and comfort.

If you’re interested in getting dental sedation for your next appointment, our team will sit down with you to thoroughly explain your options and to help you determine which is the most suitable choice based on your dental needs and your medical history.

Gentle Dental Care at Optima Dental Spa

Have more questions about how sedation dentistry works or whether it can help you? Contact us today! Our team would love to get you the answers you’re looking for so you can make the best decisions for your dental care.

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