Don't Fear Dentistry Any Longer
Sedation Dentistry Seattle
Do you wish that you could drift off and wake up with the smile of your dreams? Now you can!
With sedation dentistry you can relax through your appointment at our Mill Creek office. You will have little or no memory of your experience. You won’t remember any sounds or smells and the procedure is completely safe. You merely take a small pill prior to treatment – there are no intravenous tubes or needles. Sedation dentistry is a safe way to reduce the fatigue of extended dental treatment requiring long visits. It’s also great for people who have high anxiety or a strong gag reflex.
Dr. Bill Mulliken has been serving Mill Creek and the Seattle area as a sedation dentist for many years. If you have been putting off treatment due to time constraints or a fear of the dentist, Dr. Mulliken can help. Contact Mill Creek Dentistry near Seattle to find out if sedation dentistry is right for you.
Who is a candidate for sedation dentistry?
If you meet any of the following criteria, consider exploring sedation dentistry at Mill Creek Dentistry.
- High fear about dentistry
- Negative dental experiences in the past
- Difficulty getting numb
- A bad gag reflex
- Very sensitive teeth
- Complex dental problems
- Limited time to complete care
- Embarrassment about your teeth
- Strongly dislike shots and needles
- Strongly dislike noises and smells of dental office
Sedation Dentistry FAQs
The following sedation dentistry FAQs reflect some of the most common concerns our patients have prior to treatment. If you have further questions about sedation dentistry, contact our office in Mill Creek, near Seattle. Sedation dentist Bill Mulliken and the staff at Mill Creek Dentistry will be happy to answer your questions about oral conscious sedation and schedule your treatment.
Will I feel any pain?
No. You will feel nothing! With sedation dentistry and local anesthetic, Dr. Mulliken can complete your treatment while you relax in the dental chair.
Will sedation dentistry make me lose consciousness?
No, many people describe it as a deeply relaxed state, and you will be responsive. This way you will be able to reply if Dr. Mulliken should have to ask you any questions during your procedure.
Will I be monitored?
Yes, one of our team members is always with you and your blood pressure, pulse rate, and oxygen saturation are monitored during the entire visit. Dr. Mulliken is trained as a sedation dentist; both he and his team will keep an eye on you throughout your treatment.
How long will I be relaxing?
The length of your sedation will all depend on what kind of dental treatment you are having performed at our Mill Creek office, near Seattle. Sedation dentistry for shorter procedures such as teeth whitening may only last a few hours, though you may be relaxed for up to six hours for porcelain veneers, dental implants, or dentures.
Will someone need to accompany me?
Yes, you will need someone to drive you to and from our office in Mill Creek near Seattle. Sedation dentistry requires that you be put in a relaxed state, following treatment you may still be somewhat sleepy. Having someone drive you home ensures that you do not endanger yourself or others behind the wheel.
The sedation dentistry program at Mill Creek Dentistry has helped hundreds of patients get the dental care they need and conquer the anxiety that has prevented them from seeking treatment in the past. If you’ve been putting off necessary dental care and you reside in or near Seattle, contact sedation dentist Bill Mulliken today. Dr. Mulliken also welcomes sedation dentistry patients from Mill Creek, Everett, Bothell, Lynnwood, Snohomish, Bellevue, and other Washington areas.