Port Dover Family Dentistry - Port Dover

Sedation in Port Dover

Sedation and sleep dentistry keep you relaxed and stress-free during your dental treatment.
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Anesthetic and sedation options are available to prevent you from feeling pain and discomfort during your dental procedure. There are several methods available and several may be combined to give you complete coverage. The type of sedation or anesthesia used will depend on your personalized treatment plan, your personal needs and the expert opinion of your dentist or specialist.

Types of Sedation

The different kinds of sedation available can be summed up into three major groups. We can temporarily numb the small area receiving the work, You can be sedated so you are still awake but completely relaxed, or you can sleep through your procedure with general anesthesia. Here’s some more information about each group:

Local Freezing

Everyone is familiar with this reliable standard. We patiently numb the area and then carefully inject a local anesthetic to put a small area of your mouth to sleep. You may feel pressure but will not feel pain.

Sleep dentistry

General anesthesia or mild sedation will make you very nearly or completely unconscious. Patients who remain awake often report not remembering a thing. You will remain relaxed and drowsy well after you wake up and will need someone to drive you home and stay with you.

The benefits of dental sedation

Sedation and sleep dentistry are useful options that help us serve patients from all walks of life with many different challenges to overcome. Some of the benefits of sedation dentistry are as follows:

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Sometimes the fear and worry can feel worse than the treatment itself. Dental anxiety shouldn’t stand between you and the dental treatment you need. If you have mild or extreme dental anxiety or fear is keeping you from seeking dental treatment, please speak up! We can help.

Make Time Fly By

For long procedures that leave you sitting in the chair with your mouth wide open for a long time, sedation will keep you relaxed and comfortable. Your procedure will be over before you know it. If you require IV sedation, it will feel like an instant has passed.

Tailored for Your Personal Needs

Do you have a sensitive gag reflex? Chronic restlessness or restless leg syndrome? Does local freezing just not work for you? Sedation is really helpful in many different cases, ensuring that treatment is available to everyone.

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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Port Dover Family Dentistry - Port Dover

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Frequently Asked Questions

Rest assured that we talk to each and every one of our patients to understand their medical history to decide if sedation dentistry is the right option for you.
Sedation will make you feel drowsy and relaxed pretty quickly. Some people report feeling a mild tingly sensation. You may also experience mild amnesia afterwards and may not remember anything from the procedure.
Most sedation dentistry options don’t actually involve patients being put to sleep. Rather sedation dentistry allows patients to feel extremely relaxed. You may not even remember any of the procedure once it’s over.
When sedation is involved we always stress the importance of having a friend or family member drive you home and keep you company. It’s important to let the sedation wear off completely and give your body a rest before returning to your regular routine.
If you’ve been sedated for your dental procedure we would advise you to take the day off to recover. A good rule of thumb is to set aside 24-hours before returning to your regular routine. The time it takes for any drowsiness to pass will depend on what kind of sedation you receive but may be somewhere between 2 to 8 hours.

What Our Patients are Saying

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    Jackie Walton
    2 weeks ago
    Friendly staff, felt very welcome from the moment I walked in . Office was very clean and professional looking, this was my third Visit really pleased with the work that has been done. Will definitely be back in the fall for my next cleaning, thank you also very much for making me feel so welcome. Take care talk soon Jackie Walton
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    I cannot express enough how grateful I am to Dr. Bukhari, Meghan, Shannon and the entire team at PD dentistry. Each and every one of the team goes above and beyond in every interaction. They are so friendly, make you feel calm, confident and taken care of. I recently had a huge procedure done (4 front crowns!) and they took the time to explain the procedure in great detail and even set me up to meet with Pow Laboratories to do custom shading (they did a great job). Dr Bukhari did AMAZING work and I have had nothing but compliments on my new smile 😄! … I wish I did this years ago! Sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, thank you! I feel much more confident and I am so appreciative of this great experience!
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    Chelsie Breddy
    3 months ago
    I cannot recommend this dentist enough. I had severe anxiety about getting dental work done and avoided it far too long. I had an extremely painful experience getting the freezing needles prior to this (at a separate dentist) so I was very scared to get it done. If this sounds like you, please do not wait. The team at port Dover family dentistry treated me so well, I felt 0 pain. No pain from the needles or the procedure. I couldn’t believe it. Aside from an enjoyable treatment experience, the customer service is also 5 stars. I called after they had closed and within 20 minutes the dentist called me back personally to see what I needed done and got me in the very next day. He even moved his day around to accommodate me before I had to go back to BC. From now on I will travel from far and wide just to visit him for my dental needs. I have no anxiety or fear surrounding the dentist anymore :) thank you so much!
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    I have never been happier ! I am still smiling after my appt yesterday! The dentist fixed my chipped tooth I’ve had since grade 5! They have done more for me then my previous dentist that I went to since I was a kid has ever done . Absolutely fantastic. Everyone is so nice and caring at this office I HIGHLY recommend going here .
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    Ariana Lauppe
    4 months ago
    The staff are so friendly and welcoming! They make going to the dentist a great experience and always double check that I am within my insurance allowance. Makes it super easy! Would highly recommend.
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    Jackie Walton
    2 weeks ago
    Friendly staff, felt very welcome from the moment I walked in . Office was very clean and professional looking, this was my third Visit really pleased with the work that has been done. Will definitely be back in the fall for my next cleaning, thank you also very much for making me feel so welcome. Take care talk soon Jackie Walton
    More
    I cannot express enough how grateful I am to Dr. Bukhari, Meghan, Shannon and the entire team at PD dentistry. Each and every one of the team goes above and beyond in every interaction. They are so friendly, make you feel calm, confident and taken care of. I recently had a huge procedure done (4 front crowns!) and they took the time to explain the procedure in great detail and even set me up to meet with Pow Laboratories to do custom shading (they did a great job). Dr Bukhari did AMAZING work and I have had nothing but compliments on my new smile 😄! … I wish I did this years ago! Sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, thank you! I feel much more confident and I am so appreciative of this great experience!
    More
    Chelsie Breddy
    3 months ago
    I cannot recommend this dentist enough. I had severe anxiety about getting dental work done and avoided it far too long. I had an extremely painful experience getting the freezing needles prior to this (at a separate dentist) so I was very scared to get it done. If this sounds like you, please do not wait. The team at port Dover family dentistry treated me so well, I felt 0 pain. No pain from the needles or the procedure. I couldn’t believe it. Aside from an enjoyable treatment experience, the customer service is also 5 stars. I called after they had closed and within 20 minutes the dentist called me back personally to see what I needed done and got me in the very next day. He even moved his day around to accommodate me before I had to go back to BC. From now on I will travel from far and wide just to visit him for my dental needs. I have no anxiety or fear surrounding the dentist anymore :) thank you so much!
    More
    I have never been happier ! I am still smiling after my appt yesterday! The dentist fixed my chipped tooth I’ve had since grade 5! They have done more for me then my previous dentist that I went to since I was a kid has ever done . Absolutely fantastic. Everyone is so nice and caring at this office I HIGHLY recommend going here .
    More
    Ariana Lauppe
    4 months ago
    The staff are so friendly and welcoming! They make going to the dentist a great experience and always double check that I am within my insurance allowance. Makes it super easy! Would highly recommend.
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