Do dental appointments make you nervous? Are you sensitive to sound or light? Do you have special healthcare needs that make it difficult to receive dental treatment?
Gillespie Dentistry offers the top sedation dentistry services near Vancouver, WA - and beyond because we know that no two patients are alike. Whether you have a child who has trouble sitting still or you yourself suffer from severe dental anxiety, we have a solution that fits your needs.
Sedation Dentistry Options
Our Vancouver, WA dentistry office offers the following levels of sedation:
Laughing gas is a form of light sedation that has been used in the field of dentistry for centuries. It is known for acting and wearing off quickly, which is why it's commonly used for children's dental visits.
During your treatment, our team will monitor you to ensure you're inhaling a healthy, effective amount of gas. With this form of sedation, you can expect to be fully relaxed while still fully awake and able to follow instructions.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Our dentists offer oral conscious sedation to patients who suffer from moderate dental anxiety, or to those with special healthcare needs. It is typically prescribed in pill form and should be taken about 30 minutes before the start of the procedure. We will provide you with clear instructions ahead of your appointment to guarantee the level of relaxation you need.
If you opt for oral conscious sedation, you cannot drive before or after your appointment. Make sure you have a friend or family member transport you to and from your appointment.
IV Sedation (Advanced Sedation)
Intravenous (IV) sedation, also known as sleep dentistry, is offered to patients with extreme dental anxiety, to those with special healthcare needs, or for those who are set to undergo oral surgery or long treatments.
Dr. Greg uses powerful anti-anxiety medication to help relax patients before the procedure even starts. If you opt for advanced sedation, he will monitor you while you're in the dental chair to ensure that you're getting just the right level of medication necessary.
One of the most impactful benefits of IV sedation dentistry is that our dentists can typically perform several procedures at once - sometimes in as little as one appointment!
If IV sedation is administered during your procedure, you cannot drive before or after your appointment. Make sure you have a friend or family member transport you to and from your appointment.
How Much Does Sedation Dentistry Cost?
Your total out-of-pocket sedation dentistry cost will depend on the terms of your dental insurance plan. At Gillespie Dentistry, we make it simple to enjoy painless dentistry. We accept a wide range of dental insurance plans as well as no-interest and low-interest financing plans through CareCredit®.
Our financing team will submit claims on your behalf so that you can focus on your health, not paperwork. Call us if you have any questions about your dental insurance plan or our financing options.
Trust Our Advanced Sedation Dentistry Options
When you're a Gillespie Dentistry patient, you'll never have to go to a separate dentist's office to get the care you need. Call us today to learn how our sedation dentistry services can give you a comfortable experience in the dentist's chair.
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