Sedation Dentistry in Federal Way, Washington

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Sedation Dentistry in Federal Way, Washington

If the thought of visiting the dentist causes anxiety, sedation dentistry may be the perfect solution for you. Call the friendly team at WA Dental today!

(253) 201-2211

The thought of visiting the dentist for even routine checkups can fill some people with anxiety. If this is you, then you don’t need to stress about visiting the dentist any longer. Sedation dentistry options can help you to feel calm and relaxed when you are next sitting in the dentist’s chair.

Sedation Dentistry

Am I Candidate For Sedation Dentistry?

You may be a perfect candidate for sedation dentistry if you experience anxiety when you visit the dentist, whether it is for routine procedures or complex oral surgery. The team at WA Dental want to make coming to our office a comfortable and pleasant experience for all of our patients.

To be eligible for sedation dentistry, you will need to be in good general health. If you suffer from any of the following conditions, let us know: diabetes, hypertension, cardiac disease, or respiratory issues. Prior to receiving sedation, we will review your medical history.

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Sedation Dentistry

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry involves the use of a sedative option to relieve anxiety and make you feel more relaxed and comfortable during a dental procedure. At WA Dental, we understand that coming to the dentist is not an easy thing to do for all of our patients, so we have a range of sedation options available to help our patients when they need it.

What Sedation Options are Available at WA Dental?

At WA Dental, our sedation dentistry options include laughing gas, oral sedation, and IV sedation. All are safe and routine options available to help you feel relaxed and safe while your dentist works on your teeth.

  • Local anesthesia is administered into the gums, effectively numbing the tooth that is being worked on. Prior to the injection, a numbing gel will be applied so that you cannot feel the needle. You will be able to feel the effects for a few hours after before they wear off.
  • Laughing gas is the most commonly administered sedative option in dentistry and is effective at lowering anxiety. You will breathe in the gas through a mask over your nose throughout your dental procedure. The amount you take in will be carefully monitored by your dentist. The effects will wear off very shortly after your procedure is complete.
  • Oral sedation is another safe option that provides minimal to moderate sedation effects. A pill is taken about an hour before your dental procedure begins, which will make you relaxed and groggy. Depending on the dose of oral sedation, you may fall asleep during your procedure, but you will be easily awakened.
  • IV sedation is a safe and rapid option for more involved procedures. Our experienced dentist will administer a sedative through a vein, carefully monitoring the dose that you are given throughout your dental work. Because it is administered via IV, you will rapidly feel the effects.
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For more detailed information on sedation dentistry in Federal Way and how you can finally feel relaxed at the dentist’s office, call WA Dental at (253) 201-2211 today.

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