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Dental Sedation
Tacoma, WA

Dental sedation from Nitrous OxideDid you know that the number one reason people in Tacoma WA put off seeing their dentist is due to fear and anxiety? What an unfortunate situation to be in: So gripped by unease that a person will let their physical appearance deteriorate, or worse living with chronic discomfort or pain.

That’s why there has been so much attention on “relaxation dentistry” and dental sedation.

There are many options for fearful patients to get the proper dental treatment without the tension or worry.

One patient’s source of fear might be different that another’s. Some people have experienced excessive pain due to improper use of Novocain or a topical.

Perhaps the patient has had to undergo extensive dental work and the treatment left them emotionally exhausted.

Our dental sedation options will leave you calm enough to relax and release your trepidation. The result will be a new relationship with your dental needs and how you continue to practice good oral health.

However, dental sedation may be an option for patients that:
•  Have a low pain threshold
•  Are nervous while in the dentist chair
•  Have very sensitive teeth
•  Have a severe gag reflex
•  Need complex procedures completed

Just having the option for sedation dentistry can reduce a patient’s stress.

Your Comfort In Mind


At Bird Dentistry, we take the time to learn the source of your fear or discomfort and work to supply the proper method for your comfort.

We are committed to building long-lasting relationships with our dental patients for a lifetime of good oral health and overall well-being.

Don’t ever hesitate to ask questions about your options or confide in us your concerns. When we understand your perspective, we’re much more likely to be able to find a successful solution.

Types of Dental Sedation


There are a few common options for dental sedation. And by learning more and understanding your needs, you and your dentist can create a plan for your comfort level.

1. Nitrous Oxide


This breathable gas is delivered through a mask. The patient inhales the sedative and begins to relax. This is the only option that does not require the patient to have a companion or family member drive them home.

2. General Anesthesia


This is similar to the level of anesthesia you would receive if going in for inpatient surgery.

3. Oral Sedation


If you’ve ever needed a doctor-prescribe pain reliever, then you’ll understand the range of sedation that can take place – moderate to drowsy. For some patients oral medication may be too strong or leave them feeling foggy for a while.

Benefits of Dental Sedation


Any time you can reduce your anxiety while at a doctor or , you’re taking a step toward choosing a healthier lifestyle. So making the decision to learn more about dental sedation is a way to improve your oral care that has long-lasting advantages:

•  You choose the method that's right for you
•  Dental sedation can be used for children as well as adults
•  Treatment and dosage is monitored for your need

Imagine setting your next dental appointment and feeling exhilarated about taking care of your oral hygiene needs. It’s possible with dental sedation.








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Bird Family Dentistry
4707 S Junett St
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 777-0252



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