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Sedation Therapy

Dentist in Vancouver

With the many advances in dental technology, our Vancouver dentist is able to efficiently provide quality dental care to you and your family by offering sedation dentistry. In addition to eliminating pain during dental procedures, sedation dentistry works for patients with:

  • High fear or very sensitive teeth
  • Past traumatic dental experiences
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • A bad gag reflex
  • Limited time to complete dental care

With sedation therapy, our dentist can treat even the most anxious patients and often accomplish dental work in one or two visits.

Prior to anesthesia, do not drink or eat anything at least 6 hours before surgery. You will need someone to accompany you to the surgery and drive you home afterwards. Do not wear any jewelry, contact lenses or dentures. Also, discuss current medications you are taking with our dentist to ensure that they are approved prior to surgery.

During your time under sedation, your overall health is monitored to ensure your safety. You will be assured that your procedure will be free of stress and pain, while also receiving the best possible dental care.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Depending on the amount given, oral sedation can range from minimal to moderate. For minimal sedation, you typically take a pill and it is usually taken about an hour before the procedure. The pill will make you drowsy, although you will still be awake. A larger dose may be given to produce moderate sedation.


Nu-Calm helps to calm the brain within minutes by bringing it to the first stage of sleep. It creates a deep relaxation without using narcotics or controlled substances, causes no significant side effects, and requires no recuperation time or supervision. With this holistic approach, Dr. Carl can create a relaxed experience without any risks.

Dr. Carl can treat even the most anxious patients and often accomplish dental work in one or two visits. For more information about sedation dentistry, please contact our Vancouver dentist.