Many people feel some anxiety about going to the dentist, but Shaun S. Lee, DDS does everything he can to make patients feel at ease. At SL Cosmetic and General Dentistry in Renton, Washington, Dr. Lee offers varying levels of sedation dentistry upon request. Most patients don’t recall undergoing the procedure when they opt for sedation dentistry. Instead, they’re able to rest peacefully during their procedure. We offer complimentary nitrous oxide or "laughing gas" sedation complementary with your treatment!
Whether you generally experience anxiety around dental visits or fear the pain associated with a specific procedure, sedation dentistry can help put you at ease. Depending on the level of sedation, you may experience the following:
Dr. Lee can offer you laughing gas, or nitrous oxide, to ease mild to moderate anxiety. Nitrous oxide helps you relax and wears off quickly, so you can resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure.
If you’re having a surgical procedure, like a root canal or implant, you may prefer a stronger type of sedation. Dr. Lee offers several levels of sedation ranging from mild to deep, and these can be administered orally or intravenously. If you opt for oral sedation, Dr. Lee will write you a prescription for a sedative pill, which you’ll need to take one hour before your appointment. You’ll need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from your appointment, as the sedative will make you feel drowsy and fully relaxed by the time you arrive at the office.
If you and Dr. Lee decide you need intravenous (IV) sedation for strong anxiety or a complex procedure, you can opt conscious sedation. With light sedation, you will remain conscious but very relaxed throughout your procedure. With deep sedation, you’ll either be nearly or completely unconscious while in the dentist’s chair. For both light and deep IV sedation, you’ll need a friend or family member to drive you to and from your appointment while you recover from the sedation.
We offer most major dental insurances including the following. If you have any questions regarding the insurances we accept, call our office today. We're happy to help you!
Delta Dental and WDS, Principal, Premera, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Ameritas, United Concordia, Guardian, United Healthcare, Assurant/DHA, MetLife, Regence
"Dr. Lee and his entire staff make a trip to the dentist a great experience."
"This office has helped my anxiety of going to the dentist. My hygienist has taught me how to care for my teeth and every visit is like catching up with old friends."
"The entire staff is truly awesome! Friendly, informative, and definitely makes you feel like part of a family."
"I am so happy with my service from everyone at this office over the years. They are always friendly, and explain all costs up front with you."