Sedation Dentistry

Do you have dental anxiety or phobia? Most people are not fans of going to the dentist, but for some, it can be a highly stressful experience. If you have had poor dental care in the past or just have an unexplained fear of the dentist, you are not alone. Patients with dental phobia or anxiety are not uncommon, but you do not need to forego dental care. At Liberty Lake Smile Source, we offer sedation dentistry combined with exceptional patient care for our patients with dental phobia.

We have phenomenal dentists who truly care about their patients. Our practice has been designed to ensure every patient is comfortable and feels at ease while at our office in Liberty Lake, WA. Our dentists and dental team treat every patient with respect and patience, ensuring they feel secure during every phase of their visit. We have amenities like blankets, TVs and pillows to help make you relaxed in the treatment rooms; but often, our patients with dental phobia will require sedation for the best results.

Sedation Dentistry For Anxiety

We offer nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation and IV sedation for our patients at Liberty Lake Smile Source. If you have mild to moderate dental anxiety, nitrous oxide can provide a soothing effect to make you feel at ease during your visits. For moderate to severe dental phobia, oral conscious sedation may be a better option. This includes taking medication the day before your appointment to get a good night’s sleep, then medications the day of your appointment. Oral conscious sedation can have an amnesic effect even though you are awake. You can relax while we care for your smile and will likely not remember the treatment. With sedation dentistry, you can achieve better oral health while overcoming your anxiety or phobia.

You need dental care to prevent oral health problems. If you fear going to the dentist or experience dental anxiety, let us help at Liberty Lake Smile Source. We offer compassionate, comfortable dental care for our patients with dental phobia or anxiety at our dental center in Liberty Lake, WA. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Oral Conscious Sedation

For our patients with dental anxiety, gag reflex issues or other concerns, oral conscious sedation is an excellent option. This form of sedation uses an oral medication that is taken before your dental appointment. While you will be awake during your treatment, many patients do not remember the experience. You will rest in a deeply relaxed state while we complete your dental care. Patients are required to have a companion to bring them to and from our office due to the level of sedation.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, often called laughing gas, is a mild form of sedation that can provide a relaxing experience for the patient. Breathing in the gas creates a sense of euphoria and can put patients at ease. Nitrous oxide is safe and effective, but the effects wear off quickly. You will be back to yourself in a few minutes, and patients can drive after using laughing gas for sedation.

IV Sedation

The deepest form of sedation dentistry we offer is IV sedation. For individuals with severe dental anxiety, gag reflex or disabilities, this may be recommended to allow the patient to sleep during their treatments. IV sedation may also be recommended for invasive procedures like extractions or oral surgery. We have a board certified anesthesiologist on our dental team to ensure patients are safely sedated.

Sedation dentistry can be a wonderful tool to improve the patient experience during dental treatments. To learn more about sedation options, contact our dental team at our office in Liberty Lake, WA. We can discuss our protocols to give you access to safe and effective sedation dentistry.

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