Is dental sedation right for me?

Is dental sedation right for me?

Most of our Surrey patients find that local anesthetic is sufficient to prevent pain during routine dental procedures. Nonetheless, some patients require additional help to get them through the essential treatment they need. That's where dental sedation comes in. 


No matter what your reason is for visiting Clover Hills Dental, our goal is to provide you with a relaxed and comfortable dental experience. 

Generally our patients find that local anesthetic is adequate for preventing pain during routine dental procedures such as fillings however, other patients find the additional help of dental sedation beneficial. 

Each patient's sedation and general anesthesia needs are unique. Your reasons for requiring sedation will be different from another patients, that's why our Surrey dentists determine each patient's sedation needs on a case-by-case basis. 

Your dentist may recommend dental sedation in the following cases:

  • Dental phobias
  • Exaggerated gag reflexes
  • Low pain tolerance
  • Special healthcare requirements
  • Difficulties sitting still during dental treatment
  • Difficulty holding mouth open for sustained periods of time
  • Severe dental anxiety or fear
  • Local anesthetic is not effective in controlling your pain
  • Special needs due to mental or physical disabilities
  • Allergies to local aesthetic
  • Undergoing long, complex, or particularly invasive dental procedures
  • Special needs due to mental or physical disabilities

Don't allow dental anxiety to prevent you from getting the oral healthcare you need! Our team of dental professionals can help you to get through your next dental treatment in a relaxed and stress-free manner.

If you think that dental sedation could be beneficial for you, contact us. Our team of dental professionals want to help you have a positive dental experience when you visit Clover Hills Dental.

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