Sedation Dentistry

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to never dread the dentist again? That’s only one of the many benefits of Vancouver sedation dentistry at Willow Dental Care Vancouver and if it’s been awhile since your last dental visit, Dr. Diana Plavsic and Dr. Martin Loverin can correct any damage or decay, usually in just one or two visits.

Whether you need a cavity filled, root canal, extractions, treatment for sore gums – or even cosmetic procedures to whiten your teeth or fix a chipped tooth – you’ll float through it all without the stress or fear you’ve experienced before. While sedated we can also provide cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening.

If you are struggling with a dental phobia, why wait another moment? Call our office at (604) 873-9794 or complete our simple online form to schedule a consultation. We’re dedicated to providing you with affordable, top-quality dental care in a safe non-judgemental environment.

DOCS Certified Staff and Doctors

What Are DOCS Procedures? Doctors Of Conscious Sedation (DOCS) is an educational program that Accredits and Trains Willow staff and doctors to care for anxious and fearful patients using safe qualified medication and a safe and non judgmental environment.


Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation is performed using an oral sedative that you take before your appointment. This will relax you while you are in the waiting room. Nitrous oxide commonly known as laughing gas may be used as well to boost the oral sedative’s sedation effects. You will feel comfortable throughout the process and we will keep close watch on your vital signs to make adjustments when necessary. Conscious sedation is a safe procedure that allows several hours of treatment in one session.  There are no residual after effects and you may return to work the next day.

IV (Intravenous) Conscious Sedation

IV conscious sedation is performed by administering a strong sedative using an IV so you’ll feel completely relaxed and calm throughout the procedure—and quite often you will not recall anything about the process after completion. This type of sedation brings you into a “twilight” condition where you can still respond to questions and suggestions — for example, you will be able to verbally tell the dentist whether or not you are feeling pain or you can turn your head slightly if the dentist needs you to and you will be completely relaxed during the process. If you choose IV conscious sedation, you will have to make arrangements for a ride home afterwards, and you will need to go lightly on activities for about 24 hours after the medication is completely gone from your system.

General Anaesthesia

We realize some people are very anxious to the point of being terrified about seeing a dentist. If this is you—or if a lot of dental work needs to be done at one time—we can offer sedation “sleep dentistry” which is done with general anaesthesia.

Depending on your specific needs, Willow Dental Care will help you to decide which method suits your needs.

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