Sedation Dentistry Specialist

Being nervous about dental visits, especially if you need dental work done, is understandable. However, this anxiety can cause you to put off critical dental visits that help keep your teeth and gums healthy. Doing so can lead to serious dental problems which need immediate care. At Issaquah Premier Dental, Dr. Diana Wu, in Issaquah, Washington offers sedation dentistry for patients who are nervous about dental appointments.

Sedation Dentistry Q & A

What is sedation dentistry?

It refers to dentistry that helps patients feel more relaxed and comfortable during dental visits. Dr. Wu uses laughing gas to help you feel little to no discomfort when you come in for routine dental visits or other types of dental work.

Will I be conscious during a sedation dental visits?

Laughing gas doesn’t make you unconscious as general anesthesia does. Instead, you can expect to enter a calm and relaxed state while Dr. Wu does an exam and cleaning or performs dental work. You’ll be aware of what’s going on, but you won’t feel any discomfort or experience anxiety.

What happens during a sedation dentistry visit?

When you choose sedation dentistry, you’ll breathe in laughing gas while Dr. Wu’s dental team monitors you. That helps ensure that you’re perfectly safe while using laughing gas.

The dental team will stay with you before, during, and after dental procedures to make sure that you’re comfortable.

Is sedation dentistry safe?

The use of laughing gas for sedation dentistry is considered safe for many patients. Keep in mind that you won’t be unconscious while using it, so there’s less risk involved compared to general anesthesia.

When your dental work is complete, Dr. Wu’s dental team makes sure you’re fully conscious and coherent before you leave the office.

What are the benefits of sedation dentistry?

If you feel anxious about having to “endure” dental work, you will be more likely to make and keep your dental appointments when you anticipate that laughing gas will relax you during the procedures.  

Additionally, laughing gas makes you more relaxed during your routine exams and cleanings. When you’re calm during your appointments, it's easier for Dr. Wu to examine your teeth and gums, clean them, or perform other dental procedures.

Do I have to use sedation dentistry during my dental visit?

You don’t have to try sedation dentistry when you come in for dental visits at Issaquah Premier Dental. Sedation Dentistry is just an option to consider if you’re nervous about your dental visits.

If you have concerns or questions about laughing gas or sedation dentistry, feel free to discuss them with Dr. Wu.

If you’re nervous about dental visits, please contact Issaquah Premier Dental in Issaquah, Washington for an appointment today.

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We believe your billing should be as convenient as your dental visit. We make sure everything is transparent and clearly explained to you before anything is agreed upon. We accept a variety of payment methods: Care Credit and Lending Club, a patient payment program offering a full range of Deferred Interest and Extended Payment Plans for treatment.

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1740 NW Maple St, Suite 209
Issaquah, WA 98027
Phone: 425-654-8601
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