At Coqutilam Centre Dental, our Dental Care Team and Specialists are fully trained in the latest techniques and service with a smile, for your complete comfort, while we uncover the pearl in your smile. We focus on your comfort in the following ways:
- Complete Care: Relax and leave your complete dental care needs to us: Simply call and book an appointment, and we’ll take care of the rest – all at one location.
- Friendly treatment with care: At Coquitlam Centre Dental, you are not a patient, you are a community member and we treat you as we want to be treated, with special attention and care, and in a friendly way. We explain all dental care in an easy to understand way.
- We utlize the latest in dental treatments focused on your comfort, to minimize any pain and maximize comfort.
Some of the dental techniques utilized for your complete comfort are:
IV Sedation (Twilight Sleep):
Techniques and Special Surgeries used to mean a great deal of pain, and a long time to recovery due to heavy drugs for sedation. With the latest techniques, a safe mild sedative is administered. This is referred to as Intravenous Conscious Sedation (aka “IV sedation”). Using this technique, you will be able to relax through the treatment, and there will be no long lasting sedative side effects.
What does it feel like? Will I be asleep?
A lot of dental offices use terms such as “sleep dentistry” or “twilight sleep” when talking about IV sedation. This is confusing, because it suggests that IV sedation involves being put to sleep. In reality, you remain conscious during IV sedation. You will also be able to understand and respond to requests from your dentist.
However, you may not remember much about what went on. In most people, IV sedation induces a state of deep relaxation and a feeling of not being bothered by what’s going on. As a result, time will appear to pass very quickly and you will not recall much, or perhaps even nothing at all, of what happened. So it may, indeed, appear as if you were “asleep” during the procedure.
Is it safe? Is it right for me?
IV sedation is EXTREMELY safe when carried out under the supervision of a specially-trained dentist. Our dental care team is fully trained and experienced in the IV Sedation techniques, dedicated to your care and comfort.
However, there are some reasons that IV Sedation may not be right for you. The Specialists at Coquitlam Centre dental will ask you questions to determine if it is safe and right for your treatment.
On completion of the treatment the patient rests for a short while before being escorted home. While you will feel quite alert after treatment, the sedative agents are not completely eliminated from the body for some hours afterwards – hence the need for an escort home. No food or drink should be taken for some hours before the sedation treatment session…Your dentist will provide you with detailed pre- and post- operative instructions.
Intravenous sedation is a very pleasant way of enabling dental treatment to be carried out. Your dentist will be pleased to explain it further to you.