Sedation Dentistry in Spokane Valley, WA

Smile Source Spokane Valley offers sedation dentistry services customized to each patient's needs, ensuring comfort and personalized care. Whether you experience dental anxiety, sensitivity to sensory stimuli, or have unique healthcare needs, we provide the safest and most suitable level of sedation for you. Local anesthesia is used to numb specific areas of the mouth. In contrast, general anesthesia or sedation puts patients in a deeply relaxed and sleep-like state, making treatment easier and faster.

Anesthesia is particularly beneficial for complex surgeries or procedures as it helps patients relax and reduces pain and discomfort. Anesthesia is safe and effective for patients of all ages, and our dentists will review your medical history to determine the best sedative option. For general sedation, it is advised to have a companion accompany you to the appointment for transportation afterward.

We offer the following sedation dentistry solutions at our dental office in Spokane Valley, WA:

Oral Conscious Sedation

At Smile Source Spokane Valley, we provide oral conscious sedation to help patients who experience anxiety during dental treatment. This type of sedation involves taking a pill before the procedure. Depending on the dosage, it can be used as a mild or moderate sedative. Mild sedation induces an exhausted state, while moderate sedation may cause patients to enter a light sleep.

Oral conscious sedation is an effective way to help patients relax and feel more comfortable during their dental appointments. If you struggle with dental anxiety, oral conscious sedation may be a suitable option for you.

Laughing Gas Sedation

Laughing gas sedation is a safe and effective option for patients wanting to relax during dental appointments. It can be used for patients of all ages. Laughing gas is administered by placing a mask over the nose, providing immediate relaxation. The effects wear off faster after the procedure. Most patients are good candidates for nitrous sedation, which can be requested anytime during the dental visit. However, having someone accompany you to your appointment is crucial as you may be unable to drive afterward if you need help.

IV Sedation

IV sedation is a form of sedation offered to patients with extreme dental anxiety, special healthcare needs, or those undergoing oral surgery or prolonged treatment. It involves administering anti-anxiety medication directly into the veins to induce relaxation. While it does not fully put the patient to sleep, most individuals experience a relaxed state and temporary memory loss.

IV sedation is typically used for oral surgeries and more in-depth dental procedures, delivering a safe sedative through a small IV in the arm to help patients enter a sleep-like state. This makes the procedure more comfortable and accessible for the patient and the dental staff. Most patients are good candidates for IV sedation, which can be used for children and adults. After the procedure, patients are given time to wake up before leaving our dental office, and it is necessary to have someone accompany them home.

Learn More About Comfort Dentistry with Smile Source

Smile Source in Spokane Valley is proud to offer sedation options to provide a comfortable and stress-free experience at any visit. Contact us today to learn more about your sedation dentistry options and how wee can make your visit as relaxing as possible! 

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