Sedation Dentistry

Do you have any teeth that are missing? Bridges will help you regain your confidence by restoring the appearance of your smile. Bridges are the easiest and less expensive fixed tooth replacement without doing any surgery. 

Bridges are important for both aesthetic and functional reasons. Gaps in your smile can be unsightly and make eating and speaking difficult. Your dentist will use dental bridges to fill in the void if you're missing a tooth. They aid in improving the appearance and function of the mouth, making it easier to chew and talk. Bridges have the power to transform your life. They will make you feel more confident about your smile and boost your self-esteem.

At Glen Park Dental, we perform bridges for people suffering from tooth loss or gapped teeth to serve as a medium to bring back our patients' self-confidence.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry makes it possible for your dentist to give sedatives before or during dental procedures , in order to help you relax during treatment. To perform services such as cosmetic dental procedures or tooth extractions on patients safely, dentists use sedatives.    Sedation dentistry is patients' relaxing alternative to dental procedures. They will have no fear and anxiety as they will have no memory of the procedures performed.

Who Can Receive Dental Sedation?

Your dentist may advise sedation if you are experiencing anxiety towards the dental procedure, difficulty regulating movements, resistance to local anesthesia, or dental sensitivity.

Sedation dentistry offers a way to fulfill required dental treatment without triggering anxiety attacks for patients who have had traumatic dental experiences or are afraid of needles. Dental sedation can make it easier to undergo longer appointments for extensive dental work, whether or not you are comfortable in the dentist's chair.

Types of Sedation Dentistry

At Glen Park Dental,  we currently offer oral and inhalation ( Nitrous oxide ) sedation to our patients.

Oral Sedation

For many individuals, oral sedation is a popular option because it avoids needles. Oral sedatives should either be swallowed whole or held under the tongue to dissolve in pill form. Either method, in a matter of minutes, works pretty fast. Your dentist will choose among an array of sedative or anxiolytic (anxiety suppressor) medicines made available through modern medical and dental research. 

IV Conscious Sedation

Sedatives can flow through the bloodstream directly. 

It is possible to deliver sedatives directly into the bloodstream. Intravenous injection (IV, into the vein) is more effective than an oral method , and the amnesic effects may also be more compelling. Because IV sedation has an almost immediate impact on the body, including the essential parameters of heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing, the risk of IV sedation is higher than that of oral or inhalation sedatives. A higher level of training is therefore required for those who can administer it. The patient has to be monitored throughout the sedation period with special monitoring equipment. The fast action property has an advantage. The immediate action property has an advantage because it can continuously regulate the level of sedation during monitoring. After the sedation wears off, you will not recall anything. This method is currently not available in Glen Park Dental. 

Inhalation Conscious Sedation

Dentists have been using nitrous oxide gas for nearly a century now. It does not have the highest numbing feature, but it is very good at alleviating anxiety, managing, and even uplifting the patients' mood throughout the procedure.  It is also known, in fact, as 'laughing' gas. All functions in the body remain normal. It is administered through a small face mask that is placed over your nose in combination with oxygen. After the mask is removed, the effect wears out very quickly, and no hangover occurs. Nitrous sedation is considered as one of the safest methods which can be performed on kids and adults with minimal side effects. 

Deep Sedation

Deep sedation is another form of sedation. General anesthesia is one of the most prevalent forms of deep sedation. Patients receiving invasive or complicated dental procedures such as root canals or dental implants can be given general anesthesia. Patients remain unconscious with breathing assistance throughout the procedure. This method is better to be performed in a hospital and not available in Glen Park Dental.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Overcome Fear & Anxiety

Dr. Hakimi helps people to resolve their dental anxiety and fear. If you have been away from the dentist for a long time because of past trauma, there is no need to be ashamed. Rest assured that Dr. Hakimi’s team will accommodate you and give you a comfortable experience throughout the procedure.

Fewer Appointments

Sedation allows us to perform more therapy, thus requiring you fewer visits afterward. .Suppose you need a cavity filled, treatment for sore gums, cosmetic procedures to whiten your teeth or fix a chipped tooth. Much dental treatment can be achieved while you are calmly sedated. More comprehensive procedures that generally require multiple visits can be done with sedation dentistry innovations in only one visit.

Great for special needs

Among other disorders that impair the nervous system, those with Sensory Processing Disorders or Autism Spectrum Disorders can now have a convenient visit and get the support they need. Previously, persuading people with processing disorders to visit the dentist was difficult as their experience was filled with hypersensitivity and discomfort. Dentists can clean the teeth with dental sedation and even perform complete dental procedures on anyone with processing disorder and autism.

Reduction in Gag Reflex

The gag reflex is critical as the throat needs to discharge any object that could be dangerously intrusive and foreign. However, it can also hinder the procedure during dental treatments, especially if the patient gags when he is fully conscious during the procedure. However, with sedation dentistry, the gag reflex is temporarily paralyzed, allowing the dental procedure to go smoothly as the dentist can work faster and more effectively.

Ease of Treatment

Regardless of your struggles with a gag reflex or sensitive teeth and gums, sedation allows your dentist to conduct dental procedures without the anxiety you may have experienced in the past. With the patient relaxed, it enables our team to focus on the procedure.


For some, sensitive gums or teeth can result in a dental experience that is cringe-worthy. 

But you can undergo the most comfortable trip to the dentist possible through using sedation dentistry. As soon as you are sedated, you will be relaxed and may even sleep during the treatment and wake up well-rested and most of the time not have any memory of it.

Anterograde Amnesia

While amnesia may not be the most apparent goal in many situations, it is very beneficial in sedation dentistry. The dentist’s phobia usually originates from previous unpleasant experiences, and with each visit, the patient's fear usually grows. However, with sedation dentistry, the dread will be alleviated, even eliminated over time. Their patient will not remember anything during the procedure, thus decreasing their fear of subsequent visits. 

Pain Relief

It is entirely understandable that some people have dental treatments as it is instinctive to avoid pain (dental and gums) at all costs. However, with sedation dentistry, the pain ultimately diminishes because the brain cannot register pain while under the influence of a strong sedative and anesthesia.

Final Words

We are committed to providing comfortable dental care for you. Our team knows that anxiety and stress are typical responses of some people who have had a traumatic dental experience.  To help you feel more comfortable and receive your treatments with ease, we provide many sedation dentistry forms, including nitrous oxide (laughing gas and oral conscious sedation). We will meet and discuss your oral health concerns to determine what sedative option fits you best.

We are committed to working to help you achieve your smile and oral health goals. Call us at (604) 474-0403 or fill out our Contact Us Form to schedule an appointment today at Glen Park Dental in Coquitlam.

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