Yakima, WA Dentist
Reep Family Dental
3804 Kern Road Suite A
Yakima, WA 98902
(509) 388-0331
By Reep Family Dental
July 30, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Sedation Dentistry  

Find out how your next trip to the Yakima, WA dentist could be anxiety-free.

Do you suffer from dental anxiety that keeps you from seeing your Yakima, WA dentist Dr. Nic Reep as often as you should? Your oral Sedation Dentistryhealth is important, and no matter how well you brush and floss your teeth it will never replace professional dental cleanings and exams. Luckily, conscious sedation makes it easier for you to get the dental care you deserve without all the stress.

What is conscious sedation?

Conscious sedation uses different medications to help a nervous patient relax during their dental procedure. Many times conscious sedation comes in the form of an anti-anxiety medication like Valium or Xanax.

What should I expect when I get conscious sedation?

When you come in for your next dental treatment your Yakima, WA dentist will administer your conscious sedation. The medication is sometimes administered intravenously through an IV or a shot. With this method, you may experience drowsiness and relax very quickly. If the sedation is given orally, you won’t feel the effects for about 30 to 60 minutes.

We will monitor both your heart rate and blood pressure during your procedure, as both will drop a little after conscious sedation is administered. You may become so drowsy that you fall asleep, but you can easily be awakened by your Yakima, WA dentist with a gentle shake. You will also be able to respond to verbal cues we may give you during your procedure. Some patients won’t even remember their dental procedure under conscious sedation.

Furthermore, conscious sedation tends to be a great option for those with dental fears and phobias, because they can experience a stress-free and relaxing dental procedure while also being able to return to many of their daily activities soon afterwards.

Is conscious sedation right for me?

If you experience dental fears that are strong enough to keep you from seeing your Yakima, WA dentist then it might be time to ask us about how conscious sedation could help. Keep in mind that conscious sedation is not for everyone. Please let your Yakima dentist know about any medications or supplements you are taking beforehand. Also, women who are pregnant should also avoid conscious sedation.

Does conscious sedation sound like the right option for you? Then find out more today by calling your Yakima, WA dentist. Schedule your next visit with Reep Family Dental and experience the difference of a stress-free dental visit.