Three Frequent Asked Questions about Sedation Dentistry
Once you've experienced sedation dentistry with Dr. Larry Lu at BigSmiles Dental Care located in Surrey, Canada, you'll never be afraid to go to the dental office again.
You'll be sedated just enough to be unaware of the treatment, as if you were relaxing. You'll wake up refreshed, with little or no memory of what was accomplished.
Here are the three most asked questions and their answers:
Q1: Am I a Good Candidate?
You or someone you love love are a candidate for sedation dentistry if you have experienced any of the following?
* High Fear or Anxiety.
* Have had traumatic dental experiences.
* Have very sensitive teeth.
* A gag reflex.
* Extensive dental problems.
* A tight schedule.
* Difficulty in becoming numb.
Q2: What Medication Do You Use in the Office?
You will be given some oral medication (Triazolam or Lorazepam) to take about an hour before you come to the office for your treatment. When you arrive in our relaxed dental office, you will already be feeling drowsy so you must be accompanied by a companion. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to the relaxation room. We will cover you up with a cozy warm blanket and monitor your vital signs at all times, more medication will be given depending on procedures and length of your appointment. When you are totally relaxed and comfortable, we will take care of your dental needs. When we have completed your dental treatment, we will have your companion take you home to enjoy the rest of your relaxing day.
Q3: Does It Really Work?
Most patients report that they feel absolutely nothing and that during their appointments they are relaxed, sleeping and comfortable at all times.
You will not be unconscious. You will be in a deep and relaxed state but will be responsive.
You will be sedated, so you will require a companion to drive you to your appointment and home again after.
One of our team members will be with you or monitoring you at ALL times during your visit with us. We will monitor your vital signs to ensure your safety.
You will literally sleep through your appointment with little or no memory of your visit here. This means that you will have no memory of your experience here including the sounds and smells of the dental office. Those individuals who have difficulty getting numb experience great success when they are asleep.
It is extremely safe. There are no intra-venous tubes or needles and we do not use a general anaesthetic. You take one small pill before your appointment and will be totally relaxed. Difficult and involved dental treatments that would often require several appointments can be completed in one while you are asleep.
Surrey dentist, Dr. Larry Lu, DDS can fix your teeth, restore sore gums, and brighten your smile without discomfort. With sedation dentistry, you'll be able to relax through your appointments.
You can have years of dental treatment done in just a few appointments. No more hiding your smile behind your hand or putting up with pain.
Dr. Larry Lu
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