Charm Dental Brentwood - Burnaby

Sedation in Burnaby

Sedation and sleep dentistry ensure your relaxation and freedom from stress throughout your dental procedure.
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We offer various anesthetic and sedation options to ensure your dental procedure is painless and comfortable. Multiple methods can be combined to provide comprehensive coverage, tailored to your specific treatment plan and personal requirements, all while benefiting from the expert guidance of your dentist or specialist.

Types of Sedation Sedation options fall into three main categories, catering to different preferences and needs:

  1. Local Anesthesia: This familiar technique involves carefully numbing the treatment area with a local anesthetic. Although you may feel pressure during the procedure, pain will be entirely absent.
  2. Sedation: Utilizing prescription medication, laughing gas (nitrous oxide), or IV administration, light to moderate sedation keeps you fully conscious but completely at ease. It is often complemented with local anesthesia for optimal comfort.
  3. Sleep Dentistry: General anesthesia or deep sedation renders you nearly or entirely unconscious. Patients who remain awake during the procedure often report having no recollection of the experience. Following the procedure, you will remain relaxed and drowsy, necessitating a designated driver and a companion to stay with you as you recover.

The Advantages of Dental Sedation

Dental sedation and sleep dentistry offer valuable options that enable us to cater to patients from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of challenges.

Here are some of the benefits of sedation dentistry:

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety can sometimes be more distressing than the actual dental procedure. If you experience mild to severe dental anxiety or fear that is hindering you from seeking necessary dental treatment, don’t hesitate to communicate your concerns. We are here to assist you in overcoming these challenges.

Time Flies By

During lengthy procedures that require you to keep your mouth open for extended periods, sedation ensures your relaxation and comfort. Your procedure will be completed before you even realize it. With IV sedation, time may seem to pass almost instantly.

Tailored to Your Unique Needs

Whether you have a sensitive gag reflex, experience chronic restlessness or restless leg syndrome, or find that local anesthesia doesn’t work effectively for you, sedation can be a highly beneficial solution in various cases. It ensures that treatment options are accessible to everyone, regardless of individual challenges or sensitivities.

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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Patients often wonder about the safety of dental sedation. Dentists and oral health professionals are trained to administer sedation safely, and they carefully assess your medical history and needs before selecting the appropriate sedation method. It is generally considered safe when administered by qualified professionals.

Patients often want to know about their ability to drive after a dental procedure involving sedation. Depending on the type and depth of sedation, it may not be safe to operate a vehicle immediately after the treatment. It’s important to arrange for a designated driver or alternative transportation if you receive sedation to ensure your safety. Your dentist will provide guidance on when it is safe to resume normal activities, including driving.

Many people are curious about the level of consciousness during dental sedation. The extent of consciousness depends on the type of sedation used. Some methods, like nitrous oxide or oral sedatives, induce a relaxed but conscious state, while others, such as general anesthesia or deep sedation, render the patient nearly or entirely unconscious.

Patients may inquire about potential side effects or risks. While dental sedation is generally safe, there can be side effects such as drowsiness, temporary memory loss, or mild nausea. Your dentist will discuss potential risks and benefits with you before administering sedation.

Patients may wonder if dental sedation is appropriate for their specific needs or conditions. Sedation can be tailored to individual needs, but it may not be recommended for certain medical conditions or allergies. Your dentist will evaluate your health history and determine the most suitable sedation approach for you.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us!

Michael Tse

Great overall experience with Charm Dental. Very communicative, honest, gentle, caring service through out the cleaning and cavity repair appointments. Dr.Ken took extra time to fix a chipped tooth for free because I was attending a wedding on the same day. On top of the service and being very knowledgeable, it’s a new beautiful new dental clinic that feels modern and clean. Highly recommend giving this clinic a try.

Bobby Thacker

I am happy to have found Charm Dental. These are lovely people who are professional and skilled but also fun and upbeat. The dental practice is super clean, well laid out, and very modern. Plus they had a tv on the ceiling so I could watch a Korean Street Food show while they were cleaning my teeth! The whole experience left me with a big smile.

Dmitrii L

The highest quality dental care is provided by Dr. Ken Hea. Super professional, but still personable. One of the best dental exams I’ve ever had. Everyone there so far has been great, from the front desk to the dentist have all been excellent. They go above and beyond. Highly recommend them

Charm Dental Brentwood - Burnaby

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