Relax at Mid-Columbia Dental
Scared of the dentist?
Experience Sedation Dentistry in Kennewick, WA
Dental anxiety is a very common dental problem. Even people who work in dental offices experience dental phobia!
Jessica is a Mid-Columbia Dental team member who worked with us for over a year before she built up the nerve to get in the chair for a dental cleaning. She’d had traumatic experiences in the past, and the team at Mid-Columbia Dental did a great job making her feel at home and putting her at ease.
Our hygienists and dentists will review all the treatment & processes planned beforehand, so you’ll know exactly what to expect. Beyond that, you’ll be relaxed by our calming atmosphere; including music, noise-canceling headphones to watch your favorite show on Netflix, massage chairs, and much more.
DID YOU KNOW? Dentophobia is a very common fear in the U.S.
Dental Anxiety in Kennewick, WA
Conscious sedation is a safe, controlled and reversible option for the reduction of anxiety, memory and time perception during a procedure. It can be administered orally or intravenously and produces a shallow state of sedation which allows the patient to maintain control of safety reflexive functions and cognitive response.
This method was originally intended for use by cardiac patients with a history of heart disease in order to provide the most secure possible treatment for at-risk patients. At Mid-Columbia Dental of Pasco and Kennewick, WA, each of our patients receive the safest and gentle sedation treatment options available.
A lot of people think IV sedation may not be safe for them. Dental anxiety is actually why IV sedation was introduced into dentistry. Being scared, nervous, and having extra anxiety can trigger cardiac events. When you’re under IV sedation you’re very calm, mild manner, nothing is upsetting, and your anxiety level is so low that your procedure can be done in a much safer health environment.
Also, if you have a high blood pressure episode, we have direct access to give you medications to keep you in a very safe, controlled level. That can’t be done if you aren’t on an IV. But IV sedation isn’t just for folks who have medical conditions. Pure anxiety is reason enough.
The first thing we’ll do is meet you and find out about you, understand what you’re scared about, and what your medical history is. This will allow us to treat you safely and predictably, and understand what it is that we need to do and how we can maximize your dental appointment.
We’ll determine if IV sedation is a good option for you when you come in for your consultation. During the procedure, we’ll give you a combination of medications that minimize how much you remember. Your 2-hour appointment may only seem like it takes 20 minutes! We will make you totally comfortable, and we will minimize swelling and discomfort post-procedure.