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Relax During Dental Procedures with Sedation Dentistry in Victoria

One of the most common reasons people avoid visiting the dentist for regular checkups is a combination of fear and dental anxiety. At Sherwood Family Dental, we understand you might feel anxious or scared of undergoing dental procedures and that’s why we offer dental sedation in Victoria, which allows for an anxiety-free dental experience. Other reasons why dental sedation might be a good choice for you is if:

  • You feel discomfort sitting in a dental office chair
  • You require a longer appointment for a dental treatment
  • You are prone to gagging during dental examinations and treatments
  • You have issues receiving local anesthesia


Among the types of sedation we offer are:


Oral Sedation

Prior to your treatment, a dose of medication will be taken orally that will help dull the senses and provide a moderate state of sedation. This means that you won’t be able to remember the pain, smells or noises from the procedure. The drugs we use for oral sedation include:

  • Valium®
  • Halcion®
  • Ativan®
  • Versed®


IV Sedation

IV sedation is administered via an intravenous line, meaning the effects of the sedation will be felt immediately. Those who have received IV sedation previously have said it feels as if they slept through the entire procedure. Sherwood Family Dental strongly recommends bringing a designated driver with you to drive you home following the procedure, as it is likely you will feel a bit groggy and sleepy once the IV sedative is removed.


Nitrous Oxide

Oftentimes referred to as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is applied through a nose mask throughout the duration of your procedure. Many patients who have received nitrous oxide during treatment report that it provides a sense of well-being, relaxation and comfort.


Contact Us 

If you’re feeling fearful of visiting the dentist and would like to inquire about dental sedation in Victoria, please call today or visit our office. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and help alleviate your fear.

Sherwood Family Dental

4136 Wilkinson Rd., Suite C

Victoria, BC V8Z 5A7


Phone
250-727-2273
Email

sherwoodfamilydental@gmail.com


Hours

Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM*
Sunday: Closed

*Only open the second and fourth Saturday of each month.

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