If you are a person who has anxiety regarding dental care, we will do our best to put you at ease! Everyone on our team has a gentle, friendly manner and the clinic is clean and bright with great mountain and valley views. Relaxing instrumental music is playing and your chair awaits! That and a great dental team providing excellent care you can trust will help keep you relaxed and calm.
If more is needed, we offer Sedation Dentistry
Why consider sedation dentistry?
- suffer from dental anxiety
- have a strong gag reflex
- require and dislike long, involved appointments
- have a history of not freezing effectively
- have a dislike for the process of dentistry
Then IV sedation is a great option for you!
At Choose Your Smile in Kelowna, we provide both IV sedation and oral conscious sedation to our patients who want to reduce their dental fear.
Types of Sedation Dentistry
IV sedation will make you feel comfortable and relaxed. You will be able to feel the effects quickly and Dr. Malfair has complete control over the amount of medication given as there is no time lag to guess about (this is the main issue with oral sedation methods). This control allows Dr. Malfair to increase your level of sedation safely, quickly and comfortably in accordance with your needs.
IV sedation is a much safer way of getting necessary work completed rather than toughing through it as a full 75% of medical emergencies in dental offices are due to anxiety.
IV sedation is a great way to fly!
Oral conscious sedation is a simple way to achieve a less stressed state before and during your dental visit. If you are just anxious, Dr. Malfair will prescribe you an anti-anxiety medication that can be taken shortly before your appointment that can take the edge off. For clients with more moderate levels of anxiety oral sedatives will be given periodically throughout your appointment to soothe your nerves so that you can sit back and relax throughout your procedure. Very anxious people will require IV sedation.
Want to talk more about your sedation dentistry options? We would love to improve your relationship with dentistry so that you can maintain optimal health and a confident appearance.