Your Comfort In Mind
At James Swanson, DDS, we want to make our patients comfortable, we will meet your individual needs. Patients who feel anxious may request sedation dentistry using an oral sedation.
Oral sedation dentistry allows Dr. Swanson to create a comfortable dental experience. We understand that there are patients who shy away from the dentist and try to live with the discomfort. We want to take away those fears and help you maintain a healthy set of teeth. Some patients like that with sedation, we are able to accomplish a lot of work at one time, more than we would with a patient who is aware of laying with their mouths wide open for extended periods of time. Dr. Swanson finds that with sedation, he can accomplish his work faster and more effectively all while helping you be as comfortable as possible. Dr. Swanson may even be able to accomplish what would take two office visits not sedated.
There are several options available for varying levels of sedation. We can help determine which will be best for your situation. All of our sedation medications are administered in our office, under the care of Dr. Swanson and one of his assistants.
Frequently, this type of dental care does require that our patients have a driver available to take them home following the appointment. The time it takes for the sedation to wear off varies depending on several factors, but because we are not sure how it will effect you individually, we can not allow you to drive while possibly impaired.
For more information about sedation during dental procedures at our Seattle, WA office, please contact our office today at (206) 633-1048.