At Brooks Landing Dental in Nanaimo, our dentists offer oral sedation to help make patients more comfortable during long procedures, and to calm anxious patients.
What is Dental Sedation?
With dental sedation, we use a number of techniques to help patients feel comfortable during dental procedures.
At Brooks Landing Dental, we do everything in our power to help patients feel as calm and relaxed as possible during their dental appointments. While oral sedation is one option, we also work at your pace, provide calm reassurance as required and take breaks when you need them.
Our dentists can help you decide if a dental sedation option is right for you.
Do you get anxious about visiting the dentist? You are not alone. Often, even people who visit the dentist regularly still feel anxious about upcoming appointments.
For patients who get significantly nervous about dental procedures, have complex treatment needs or time constraints, or experience a gag reflex, we may recommend oral sedation.
Your dentist may prescribe oral sedatives in liquid or pill form. This medication is designed to be taken orally before a dental appointment. While it should leave you awake for the procedure, it can create a calming effect to significantly relax you.
Is sedation dentistry right for me?
If any of the following applies to you, please speak with our team about sedation dentistry:
- High anxiety regarding dental treatment
- Difficulty getting numb with local anesthetic
- Sensitivity to sights, smells, touch and sounds
- Fear of needles or pain
- Very sensitive teeth
- Strong gag reflex
- TMJ issues - difficulty opening mouth