Sedation Dentistry

If the thought of visiting the dentist makes you nervous, or if your intense dental anxiety has kept you from dental care, you should talk with Dr. Ketcher or Dr. Edwards about sedation dentistry.

With sedation dentistry, you’ll probably only need one or two appointments to correct years of dental problems. So in hours, you can start enjoying the confidence that comes with a bright new smile and good dental health. Sedation dentistry is offered at Elma Family Dental.

There are several reasons 50% of the population put dental care at the bottom of the healthcare list. Some people have suffered bad experiences in the past that have made going to the dentist impossible, some need extensive care and cannot imagine the thought of hours in the chair and would like to have the treatment done while they sleep.

Here is how it works:

At your sedation consult appointment you will fill out the sedation forms and we will answer all your questions and concerns. We will determine if you are healthy enough for sleep dentistry and will discuss our plan for your treatment and schedule your sedation appointment(s). You will need to be prepared to pay for your appointment at least 3 days in advance of the sedation appointment – on receipt of payment, you will receive your medication for your appointment.

You take one pill the night before your appointment and one pill an hour before your appointment. You will need a friend to help transport you to and from the office safely and to stay with you for the rest of the day. When you arrive for your appointment you will be awake but drowsy. Most importantly, you’ll be relaxed.

While you are in the chair, the sleep team monitors you closely. You won’t be unconscious or ‘knocked out’; you will enjoy a soothing mental and emotional ‘distance’ from the goings-on. Next thing you know, your sleep team is telling you the procedure is complete and it’s time to go home.

The big plus? We can accomplish extensive amounts of dentistry at one time, and you’ll have little or no memory of the experience. For anxious patients, this new dental treatment is a miracle. Your dental health is important and need not be neglected because you are nervous, anxious, or fearful. Sedation dentistry is as easy as taking a pill.

Wake up to a new, beautiful smile! Elma Family Dental is conveniently located at 419 E Young St in Elma, WA. This invitation is open to you, your friends, and your family. Pick up the phone and call Elma Family Dental today, 360-861-8318, and get your dental sedation questions answered then begin your relaxing, comfortable dental treatment.

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