Our team understands dental anxiety, and we want to reduce your stress. Even though the doctors work diligently to deliver painless injections, some people are naturally distressed at even the idea of a needle. If you or a loved one experiences apprehension at the mention of the word "dentist," we have a simple solution.
We dispense a small pill for you to take one hour prior to your visit. It will relax you to a point that permits you to answer questions but mostly doze through your entire treatment. This is perfect for fearful people or those who have a hectic schedule and want to obtain all their treatment in a single visit.
Our second dental sedation option is a simple process. We slip a small mask over your nose and you inhale the sedative nitrous oxide combined with oxygen, also known as "laughing gas." As you slowly breathe in and out, the medication produces a sense of relaxation. Local anesthetic will then be administered in conjunction with the nitrous oxide to eliminate pain in most cases.
The Wand is a computer-controlled anesthetic wonder! A technology that has been clinically proven to provide a pain-free injection. Now, we can target the precise area for treatment, even a single tooth, with just one shot. That's why it's called STA, or single tooth anesthesia. Best of all, it requires only one to two minutes to become effective, as opposed to administering an anesthetic that numbs your entire lip and takes 8 to 12 minutes. Not only is this a more accurate and safer delivery of anesthesia, but the STA lasts as long as traditional anesthesia. That's what we call a medical advancement!
Call our Vancouver, WA office at 360-573-8181 to determine how sedation dentistry can make your dental visit comfortable and relaxed.