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Sedation Dentistry in Tukwila, WA

Sedation Dentistry in Tukwila, WA

Sedation Dentistry refers to medications that are provided to patients to relax them during dental treatments. It helps to comfort the patient and reduce their stress regarding the treatment. At Enhanced Smiles, the dentist suggests sedation for adults and children during dental treatment.

Facts about Sedation Dentistry

  • Sedation is provided to the patient depending upon their age and the type of dental treatment. 
  • The patient cannot sense any pain during the treatment when on sedation. 
  • It helps to promote the efficiency of the dentist.
  • Sedation reduces the gag reflex patients experience during dental treatments. 
  • There are three major sedation levels: minimal, moderate, and deep sedation. 

Who is Eligible for Sedation Dentistry?

Parents who are highly anxious about dental treatments are ideal candidates for sedation. It is also necessary for physically and mentally challenged patients as it helps to avoid the discomfort caused during dental treatment. Patients who experience tooth sensitivity are also eligible for sedation. 

Types of Sedation Dentistry

  • Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous Oxide, also known as Laughing Gas, is sedation that is administered through a mask. It is an odorless gas that is inhaled through the nose. The dentist attaches the mask to the nose during the treatment. It takes a quick effect on the patient and wears off immediately after the mask is removed. Nitrous Oxide enables communication during the treatment. 

  • Oral Sedation

Also known as conscious sedation, oral sedation refers to medications that are consumed before dental treatment. It is prescribed for the patient considering the dental procedure that is to be performed. The dentist instructs the patient to consume the medicine before the procedure. It is non-invasive and does not cause any discomfort to the patient. The ingredients in the pill enable the patient to communicate during the treatment, but they won't have a memory of the treatment. 

  • General Anesthesia

It is a type of sedation that is provided to the patient during lengthy dental procedures. It is injected into the vein before the treatment. The patient falls asleep during the treatment and won't have any memory of the process. Recovery from general anesthesia takes longer than other types of sedatives.

Enhances Smiles, located at Tukwila, WA, is equipped with modern technologies and expert dentists who offer patients the best dental care facilities. Dial (206) 575-1000 and book a consultation with the dentistry to know more about sedation dentistry and to receive a complete dental checkup.


411 Strander Blvd Suite 105, Tukwila, WA 98188

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