If the thought of visiting the dentist terrifies you, you are far from alone. There are some people who dread the dentist so much that they would prefer to simply avoid treatment. Fortunately, Dr. Lyudmila Shur provides sedation options to make your dental visit as comfortable as possible. Our knowledgeable dentist will be able to suggest one of varying levels of sedation, depending on your individual needs. The levels of sedation include:
- Minimal sedation – usually, the patient is awake but relaxed
- Moderate sedation – patients are conscious, but often remember little of the procedure
- Deep sedation – the patients frequently fall into a very light sleep
- General anesthesia – the patient is completely unconscious
Our team may also recommend oral sedation. Oral sedation involves taking a pill approximately an hour before your procedure. This pill—which usually belongs to the same family as Valium—will generally work against stress and make you drowsy. Depending on the doses, you may or may not fall into a light sleep. If this happens, our talented dentist can usually wake you up with just a shake. If you have any more questions about sedation in Lynnwood, Washington, or about any other ways we strive to make your visit comfortable, please contact Dr. Shur Dental today!