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Sedation in Coquitlam: Comfortable Dental Care at Coquitlam Centre Dental Clinic

At Coquitlam Centre Dental Clinic, we prioritize ensuring your comfort and providing anxiety-free dental experiences. With our team of trained professionals and state-of-the-art techniques, we strive to make your visits stress-free while delivering exceptional dental care. Reach out to us.

Complete Care for Your Comfort

We understand the importance of comprehensive dental care that prioritizes your comfort. When you choose Coquitlam Centre Dental Clinic, you're choosing convenience and excellence with our services. From booking your appointment to completing your treatment, we handle every aspect of your dental care under one roof.

Friendly and Personalized Treatment

At our clinic, you're not just a patient but a valued community member. We treat you with the kindness, respect, and attention to detail we want for ourselves. Our team takes the time to explain procedures clearly and understandably, ensuring you feel informed and at ease throughout your visit.


Utilizing Advanced Sedation Techniques

To enhance your comfort during dental procedures, we offer advanced sedation options, including IV Sedation, also known as "Twilight Sedation/Sleep." This technique ensures you remain relaxed and calm throughout your treatment, minimizing discomfort and anxiety. 

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Understanding IV Sedation

IV sedation induces deep relaxation while keeping you conscious and able to respond to your dentist's requests. Though you may not remember much of the procedure, you'll feel at ease and relaxed, as if you were asleep. Our specially-trained team ensures the safe administration of IV sedation, prioritizing your comfort and safety.

Safety and Suitability

While IV sedation is generally safe and effective, it may not be suitable for everyone. Our specialists will assess your medical history and unique needs to determine if IV sedation is the right option for you. Your safety and comfort are our top priorities, and we take every precaution to ensure a positive experience.

Pre- and Post-Operative Care

Before IV sedation, your dentist will provide detailed instructions regarding fasting and other necessary preparations. After treatment, you'll rest briefly before being escorted home by a trusted companion. While you'll feel alert post-treatment, the sedative effects may linger for several hours, requiring assistance for your journey home.

Experience Pleasant Dental Visits

Intravenous sedation offers a pleasant and anxiety-free way to undergo dental procedures. If you have any questions or concerns about IV sedation or any other aspect of your dental care, our team is always available to provide further information and guidance.

Schedule Your Comfortable Dental Visit Today

Experience stress-free dental care at Coquitlam Centre Dental Clinic. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and discover the difference our commitment to comfort and excellence can make for your smile.


Sedation Dentistry FAQ for Coquitlam Centre Dental Clinic:

Who Is a Candidate for Sedation Coquitlam Dentistry?

You or someone you love may benefit from Sedation Dentistry (also known as Sleep Dentistry) if you have experienced:

  • Fear or anxiety related to Dentists or Dentistry

  • Traumatic dental experiences

  • A severe gag reflex

  • Difficulty getting numb with local anesthesia or sensitive teeth

  • Extensive dental issues

  • A child who is too nervous or young for awake dental treatment

Our priority is to ensure each patient's comfort based on their unique needs. We are approachable and ready to address any questions regarding your oral health. Reach out to us today.

How Are Patients Sedated?

Most patients report feeling nothing during their appointments and remain relaxed and comfortable. You will need someone to drive you to and from the appointment, and it's advisable to have someone stay with you afterward. Our team will be present, monitoring you constantly to ensure safety and comfort.

What Are the Levels of Sedation?

There are three levels of sedation:

  • General anesthesia: Completely unconscious

  • Deep sedation: Unconscious but not as profoundly asleep, with faster recovery

  • Conscious sedation: Responsive but unaware

What Is Local Anesthesia?

Local anesthesia, administered through injection, temporarily numbs the tooth and surrounding tissues. It typically lasts 3-4 hours, ensuring pain-free treatment options.

What Is General Anesthesia?

General Anesthesia allows dental treatment while the patient is unconscious, ensuring discomfort-free procedures.

Is General Anesthesia Safe?

An Anesthesiologist administers and monitors the anesthesia, ensuring safety throughout the procedure. Your Dentist will discuss the risks and benefits tailored to your health and treatment plan.

Any Special Instructions for General Anesthesia?

A pre-anesthesia physical examination is necessary. You'll receive specific instructions, including fasting from the night before. Comfortable clothing is recommended, and a companion should accompany you.

Will Insurance Cover General Anesthesia?

We'll assist in estimating coverage with your insurance provider. Financial payment plans through Desjardins Financial are also available to ensure you receive necessary dental care.

What's the Difference Between Awake and Asleep Treatment?

Awake treatment involves local anesthesia, while asleep treatment utilizes general anesthesia, ensuring unconsciousness and relaxation.

Who Benefits from General Anesthesia?

Patients with severe anxiety or sensitivity may opt for sleep dentistry for extensive treatments.

What Happens after General Anesthesia?

Patients typically feel tired and may desire rest for the day.

What Is Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen (Laughing Gas)?

Nitrous oxide/oxygen induces relaxation during dental procedures and is easily reversible with oxygen afterward.

Who Can Benefit from Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen?

It's safe for children and adults, except for those with nasal congestion or severe anxiety.

What Does the Patient Feel with Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen?

Sensations vary, but most feel relaxation or a sense of well-being.

Any Special Instructions for Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen?

Inform your dentist of any medications or nasal congestion before the appointment.

How Safe Is Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen?

It's very safe, non-addictive, and quickly reversible with oxygen.

At Coquitlam Centre Dental Clinic, we prioritize pain-free dentistry, offering both awake and asleep treatment options. We're committed to ensuring every patient feels comfortable and confident in our care.

Comfortable Dentistry with Sedation

Experience relaxation during dental treatments at Coquitlam Centre Dental Clinic. With Sedation Dentistry, say goodbye to fear and anxiety. Your comfort is our priority.

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