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Say Good-bye to Dental Anxiety With Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry allows you to relax while getting the dental care you need. Whether you experience anxiety at the thought of a visit to the dentist or have complicated procedures scheduled, we can provide a level of sedation that will make your visit with us comfortable before, during, and after.

Sedation Dentistry

Three Types of Sedation

At Benca & Dean dentistry we offer types of sedation that offer 3 levels of comforts:

  1. Inhalation Sedation
    Nitrous oxide or “laughing gas”. As the most popular form of sedation in dentistry, inhalation sedation utilizes nitrous oxide and oxygen to make you more relaxed during your dental appointment.
  2. Oral Conscious Sedation
    An anti-anxiety medication taken before the appointment. This type of sedation will cause relaxation while still remaining conscious and responsive. The patient is prescribed an anti-anxiety medication (typically Valum or Halcion) to be taken an hour prior to the appointment.
  3. Intraveneous Sedation
    For this type of sedation the patient receives anxiety-reducing and pain-reducing medications through an IV that is Administered and monitored by a certified dental anesthesiologist. Patients typically do not remember the dental appointment and fell that they have been asleep through the treatment. This type of sedation is ideal for minimizing anxiety, pain, and memory associated with the dental appointment.

How We Keep You Comfortable

Because our patient’s comfort is always our #1 priority, we offer luxurious amenities that ensure your comfort:

  1. Cozy Blankets & Warm Towelettes
    Wrap yourself up and ensure your complete comfort during your treatments.
  2. Satellite Music & Noise Cancelling Headphone
    Lose yourself in your favorite song or drift away watching your favorite movies while your smile improves.
  3. Bottle Water & Lip Balm
    Stay hydrated with complimentary bottled water and finish off your dental treatment with moisturizing lip balm.

With so many effective choices for dealing with your dental anxiety, there is no reason for you to feel anxious about your next visit with Dr. Benca or Dr. Dean. Still have questions about sedation dentistry for our Tukwila patients? Call our office at (206)575-1173 or contact us online and we will be happy to discuss  them with you.


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