sedation-dentistry

Sedation Dentistry in Seattle

Relax: We’re Here To Help You

For some, the thought of dental visits causes fear and anxiety. Whether because of previous trauma, significant needs, or other reasons, some patients prefer to utilize care options that allow them to relax and even nap through their dental treatment.

As highly experienced Seattle sedation dentistry providers, Drs. Jayne and Kois understand some patients may feel hesitant about undergoing dental treatment. Known as a Seattle dental implant expert, Dr. Jayne has completed hundreds of hours of additional, post-doctoral education and training through the nationally recognized Doctors for Oral Conscious Sedation (DOCS) to provide specialty sedation dentistry services to those who suffer from dental fear and anxiety. Dr. Jayne is among a select few sedation dentists in the Seattle area who have the extensive training and accreditation necessary to provide sedation services.

Whether you are a patient with minor anxiety issues needing some assistance with mild relaxation during treatment, or a patient who has avoided the dental chair for years due to extreme fear, Drs. Jayne and Kois have the knowledge and expertise to help you remain comfortable throughout the treatment process so your needs for health and care can be met.

For patients with elevated levels of fear, anxiety or dental phobia, Dr. Jayne and Dr. Kois often recommend Oral Conscious Sedation (OCS). With OCS, a pill is taken about an hour before treatment, making the patient feel relaxed and somewhat sleepy. Upon arrival, our highly trained dental team takes great care of the patient, assessing response to the medication. If additional medication is needed, we administer it at the practice.

Before treatment begins, our care team makes certain the patient is resting comfortably and ready to move forward with treatment. During treatment, most patients fall into a “dozing” state, but remain responsive enough to answer our questions. Throughout the process, our care team monitors blood pressure, oxygen intake and heart rate. Once treatment is complete, a specially trained care team member stays with the patient until he or she is alert and ready to go home with a companion.

One of many benefits associated with sedation dentistry is that many patients are able to complete years of needed dental treatments in a single visit. Drs. Jayne and Kois frequently perform complex restoration procedures, including the placement of dental implants, cavity repair and smile makeovers with porcelain veneers, while patients rest.

Dr. Jayne and Dr. Kois are well-known and well-respected by their peers for their ability to provide anxiety-free treatments to even the most apprehensive patients who suffer from dental phobia, sensitive teeth, a bad gag reflex or fear of needles or drills. The doctors and their well-trained medical team have helped patients who have been avoiding dental treatments for years gain healthy, high-functioning, beautiful smiles by utilizing the latest techniques in sedation dentistry.

Dr. Jayne and Dr. Kois both specialize in cosmetic dentistry and are highly experienced and skilled Seattle cosmetic dentists. By utilizing the latest techniques in dentistry combined with more than 25 years of experience, Drs. Jayne and Kois have helped many patients achieve the smile of their dreams. They are known as top Seattle dental implants, cosmetic and sedation dentistry specialists.