Many people have a fear of the dentist, usually triggered as children where a trip to the dentist meant that some person would start poking around the insides of your mouth using sharp, pointy tools. While dentistry has advanced and grown more comfortable, many still feel anxious when visiting their dentist. This is why sedation dentistry is available at BC Perio. This is a process where a patient receives certain types of medication to help them relax and be more comfortable in the dentist’s chair.

If you’re not exactly comfortable when visiting the dentist, BC Perio can help you relax through different types of sedation dentistry.

Oral sedation is also available where in the patient ingests a prescribed sedative. Typically, patients who undergo oral sedation do not recall very much of the procedure. You are, however, still able to respond to our team and you are fully conscious. A more regulated type of sedation dentistry is administered intravenously. You will be completely unconscious during your surgery. You must have an adult supervise you for at least 6 hours after your sedation appointment to ensure there are no complications.

The periodontists at the BC Perio will be able to determine the necessary type of sedation dentistry that you may need for your procedure. This is to ensure your comfort.

Contact us today for more information.