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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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

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.

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Vivian Cai
1 month ago
Thank you Dr. Ken and your team for giving me the opportunity to shadow you. As a dental hygiene student, I had a wonderful experience learning from your team. Dr. Ken is professional and knowledgeable. Amber is the best hygienist with skilled and caring. Both are dedicated to and concerned about patients' oral health. All the staff are incredibly kind and supportive. It was my honor to meet your team!
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Yewon Yoo
1 month ago
I had a very valuable experience with Dr. Ken observing his work as a dental hygiene student. I could definitely tell that he sincerely cares about his patients' health and tries his best to maximize the outcome of care. I highly recommend Dr. Ken for anyone seeking exceptional dental care. His dedication to his patients' well-being and his commitment to excellence truly set him apart. Thank you, Dr. Ken, for the wonderful experience!
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Shiv Sundar
1 month ago
One of the biggest task of finding a right Dental for your dental need or anything related to health care as well, I am Lucky enough to find Charm Dental in my Neighbour hood.This is my first visit in Canada for Dental need a month ago and i thank my self I choose and made a correct Decision to visit and give it a try. Ambience: The moment you enter the Clinic you feel welcomed with a bright smile in front Desk always happy to help very informative from scheduling your appointment or follow up. Top notch Equipment and highly skilled Professional and great hospitality makes you feel very comfortable. Dr.Ken, You are amazing. Very Kind and highly skilled in his profession, answers all your question with patience and suggest what is right and what is needed. Does not push you to take up unnecessary services unless you need it, and only if you are comfortable and well understood about service you need. Overall I am happy and very confident to suggest this wonderful Team for your Dental needs.I can go on writing good thing i experienced so far, But i wish good luck Charm Dental please keep up the good work ,Thanks Dr.Ken and the Team
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Marlla Lam
2 months ago
My recent visits to Charm Dental are the best experiences at any dental office by far! The office is beautiful and staff are so kind. Everyone in the office is so personable, so it’s easy to feel comfortable. Dr. Ken is extremely knowledgeable, skilled, and so gentle with his work. He really takes his time, and talks you through the process and ensures you’re doing okay. As somebody who has never liked going to the dentist, I’m so happy I’ve found Charm Dental. Dr. Ken and the team are exceptional!
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Kyungseo Moon
6 months ago
I have tried so many dental treatments from Korea and Vancouver. This clinic is by far the best one I’ve ever had. Everything was on time and it was an extremely professionally. Dr. Christabelle was very friendly and helpful. Gabi is always professional and willing to work with my schedule. I highly recommend this dental clinic
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Vivian Cai
1 month ago
Thank you Dr. Ken and your team for giving me the opportunity to shadow you. As a dental hygiene student, I had a wonderful experience learning from your team. Dr. Ken is professional and knowledgeable. Amber is the best hygienist with skilled and caring. Both are dedicated to and concerned about patients' oral health. All the staff are incredibly kind and supportive. It was my honor to meet your team!
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Yewon Yoo
1 month ago
I had a very valuable experience with Dr. Ken observing his work as a dental hygiene student. I could definitely tell that he sincerely cares about his patients' health and tries his best to maximize the outcome of care. I highly recommend Dr. Ken for anyone seeking exceptional dental care. His dedication to his patients' well-being and his commitment to excellence truly set him apart. Thank you, Dr. Ken, for the wonderful experience!
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Shiv Sundar
1 month ago
One of the biggest task of finding a right Dental for your dental need or anything related to health care as well, I am Lucky enough to find Charm Dental in my Neighbour hood.This is my first visit in Canada for Dental need a month ago and i thank my self I choose and made a correct Decision to visit and give it a try. Ambience: The moment you enter the Clinic you feel welcomed with a bright smile in front Desk always happy to help very informative from scheduling your appointment or follow up. Top notch Equipment and highly skilled Professional and great hospitality makes you feel very comfortable. Dr.Ken, You are amazing. Very Kind and highly skilled in his profession, answers all your question with patience and suggest what is right and what is needed. Does not push you to take up unnecessary services unless you need it, and only if you are comfortable and well understood about service you need. Overall I am happy and very confident to suggest this wonderful Team for your Dental needs.I can go on writing good thing i experienced so far, But i wish good luck Charm Dental please keep up the good work ,Thanks Dr.Ken and the Team
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Marlla Lam
2 months ago
My recent visits to Charm Dental are the best experiences at any dental office by far! The office is beautiful and staff are so kind. Everyone in the office is so personable, so it’s easy to feel comfortable. Dr. Ken is extremely knowledgeable, skilled, and so gentle with his work. He really takes his time, and talks you through the process and ensures you’re doing okay. As somebody who has never liked going to the dentist, I’m so happy I’ve found Charm Dental. Dr. Ken and the team are exceptional!
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Kyungseo Moon
6 months ago
I have tried so many dental treatments from Korea and Vancouver. This clinic is by far the best one I’ve ever had. Everything was on time and it was an extremely professionally. Dr. Christabelle was very friendly and helpful. Gabi is always professional and willing to work with my schedule. I highly recommend this dental clinic
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