Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Affordable Kelowna Dentistry Sedation

The purpose of this article from Love Your Smile in Kelowna is to debunk some of the most common myths about sedation dentistry.

Myth #1: With Sedation Dentistry, You Are Completely Unconscious

Some dental patients are not only afraid of receiving treatment; they also fear the thought of not being in control. We offer different levels of sedation, but none of the sedation options put you completely to sleep.

Myth #2: Dental Sedation Should Only Be Used For Extensive Dental Treatment

Anxiety-free dentistry is completely safe. Many nervous sedation dentistry patients request sedation for routine exams and procedures.

Myth #3: Most Dental Insurance Companies Do Not Cover Sleep Dentistry

Some insurers do cover sedation. Check with your provider for details about your benefits.

Myth #4: Sleep Dentistry Is Still Experimental

Dentists have been safely providing sedation for many years. We meet all the requirements advised by the American Dental Association. We offer two types of sedation!

  1. Oral Conscious Sedation: You take a prescribed sedative before your appointment. It makes you sleepy, but you won’t sleep. You will need someone to drive you to and from our office.
  2. IV Sedation: A deeper level of sedation, this can be monitored and controlled by your dentist and the effects are felt almost immediately. You will feel relaxed and drift into a sleep-like state, where you will be unaware of the procedure.

Sedation dentistry from Love Your Smile in Kelowna is a boon to people with dental anxiety. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 have benefitted from it. We also offer complete general dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:


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301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

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