Spokane Valley IV Sedation Dentist Providing Comfort
Maybe you had a bad experience in the past, or you simply can’t handle the related sights and sounds. Whatever the reason is, there are countless patients of all ages who suffer from feelings of anxiety and fear when faced with an upcoming dental appointment. At Spokane Family Smiles, we make an effort to help our patients feel as comfortable and well taken care of as possible every time they come in for treatment, and sedation dentistry can be a big help in this goal. Are you interested in undergoing sedation during your painless dental appointment? Contact our Spokane Valley, WA office today! Dr. Scott Shumway and the rest of our team would love to welcome you.
Oral Conscious Sedation
When undergoing oral conscious sedation, patients will be instructed to take a sedative at a certain point before their appointment is set to begin. This will help them achieve and maintain strong feelings of comfort and calm during their appointment. In fact, parts of the procedure may be fuzzy overall once it’s over, which is preferable for many people. Patients will need an escort to bring them both to and from our office when undergoing this level of sedation.
IV sedation is administered intravenously instead of orally, which has some significant benefits for patients. The medication takes effect within seconds, and patients will enter a deep state of relaxation. In fact, it’s likely that they won’t remember anything about their appointment. We can alter the dosage if needed for a more ideal experience, and our team members will monitor your condition throughout the procedure to ensure your complete comfort. Patients undergoing IV sedation will need a trusted friend or family member to take them home after their appointment and keep an eye on them for the rest of the day. By the following morning, you should be back to normal – and you’ll have a happier, healthier smile to enjoy!
Wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) don’t arrive in your permanent smile until the teenage/young adult years. Because of this, there’s often not quite enough room in your mouth to accommodate them, which can lead to impaction, overcrowding, infections, oral pain, and other unpleasant problems. Here at Spokane Family Smiles, our staff keeps a close eye on the development of these teeth as patients grow, and if we determine that complications are likely, Dr. Shumway may recommend extraction as a precautionary measure. You can trust that we’ll handle the painless procedure as smoothly, comfortably. and pain free as possible, and your smile will be better for it in the end.