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Sedation Dentistry in Tukwila, WA

Sedation Dentistry

Dental care with complete relaxation

Be Relaxed & Comfortable

Sedation dentistry, also called relaxation dentistry, provides a safe & comfortable dental treatment option for patients with special needs.

Sedation dentistry is a method of helping the patient manage any sense of pain or anxiety that they might feel while receiving dental care through the use of medication.

The sedation levels can range from patients being relaxed & able to answer questions, to being fully asleep.

Benefits of Sedation

Sedation delivers relaxing dentistry without anxiety.

Patients can benefit from the relaxing effects of sedation dentistry if they are prone to experience anxiety about receiving dental care.

Sedation dentistry is an effective solution for those who might be hindering their proper dental health due to one or more of the following:

  • High fear of receiving dental care
  • Complex dental problems
  • Traumatic past dental experiences
  • Fear of needles and getting shots
  • Trouble with getting numb
  • Sensitive teeth
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Types of Sedation

The two most common types of sedation dentistry are Inhalation Sedation & Oral Conscious Sedation.

Inhalation Sedation

This is the most popular form of sedation used in dentistry today.

Inhalation sedation uses a mixture of Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) and Oxygen to help your body achieve a relaxed state.

This is the most popular form of sedation used in dentistry today.

Oral Conscious Sedation

This type of sedation allows you to experience very deep relaxation, while still being conscious.

You will be provided with an oral medication that is easy to swallow and safe. Most adults will receive Halcion (Triazolam), and children are usually given a liquid medication like Versed (Medazolan).

When the medication takes effect, you will be able to speak and respond to external requests.

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