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What is Sedation Dentistry?
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As a child, the dentist can be a scary place.

Some people grow out of this fear, but the thought of the dentist still makes many adults uncomfortable and anxious. At JVR Dental in Walnut Grove, we do our best to make each appointment as comfortable and relaxing as possible, but if you have fear or anxiety of visiting the dentist, sedation dentistry can help you through dental procedures.

Sedation dentistry

Sedation dentistry, sometimes known as sleep dentistry, actually does not put you fully to sleep. Instead, it keeps you awake, but relaxed. At JVR Dental in Walnut Grove, we perform oral sedation. An hour before your procedure, a sedation medication is taken orally. It will make you feel sleepy and relaxed. Some patients may fall asleep after the sedation pill is taken, but can be awoken easily.

Why choose sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is best for those who have a strong fear of the dentist and an anxiety that can ultimately prevent them from visiting the dentist. For some this anxiety is so great they may be unable to sit still in the dentist's chair. It is also recommended for those who have a low pain threshold, bad gag reflex, and experience strong sensitivity. For those with an extensive amount of dental work to be performed in one appointment, sedation dentistry may also be administered. For each of these cases sedation dentistry allows the patient to be comfortable for the duration of the appointment while our staff can safely complete our work.

Preparing for sedation dentistry

Before your appointment at JVR, please let us know if you have fear or anxiety of the dentist. We can plan ahead to help you have the most comfortable experience possible. If we feel that sedation dentistry is the best option for you we will advise you and help you to plan for it. This can include avoiding the use of other medications before hand and avoiding food six hours before the appointment.

Creating a comfortable experience for you and your family

At JVR Dental our goal is to create a comfortable experience for each and every one of your appointments. Our experienced and trained staff will work with you and your children to reduce any discomfort. If you have any questions please call 604-362-2840 and we would love to help you overcome your fear of the dentist. To book an appointment at our new Langley office, fill out our form online.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Everything You Need to Know
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What are impacted wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are usually the last tooth at the back of your mouth and erupt during late teens or early twenties.

If you have enough space in your mouth, they erupt just like any other tooth and don’t cause any problems. Impacted wisdom teeth means there is not enough space for the teeth to erupt. They can either be completely trapped within the jaw (fully impacted) and never erupt or erupt partially that some of the crown is visible. At JVR Dental in Walnut Grove, we provide wisdom tooth removal and other restorative dental treatments to help you achieve a healthy smile.

Signs and Symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth:

  • Redness and swelling of the gums around the area
  • Tender or bleeding gums
  • Jaw pain
  • Headaches
  • Strange taste around the area when you bite
  • Bad breath
  • Difficulty opening your mouth
  • They can push on the teeth in front of it which may cause them to move and you can get crowding of dentition
  • Severe gum disease due to bacterial build up - difficult to clean
  • May cause cavities on adjacent teeth - difficult to clean
  • May develop infections, cysts and tumours

Treatment of impacted wisdom teeth:

  • Long term observation
  • Surgical removal by your dentist or specialist.
If you would like to learn more about impacted wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth removal or any of our other restorative dental treatments at JVR Dental, please contact us at 604-371-3138. We are located in Walnut Grove.