If you’ve been neglecting your dental health out of fear of pain, Sedation Dentistry offers you the opportunity to safely receive dental treatments free of fear and pain.

At Dental Care Burke, your well-being is our priority.  We specialize in Sedation Dentistry and Sleep Dentistry to ensure that your visit is comfortable and painless.  We treat people with dental phobias and anxieties as well as people who just opt to bypass possible discomforts during certain procedures. An unpleasant memory from your childhood of pain or an unprofessional dental practitioner can stand as a barrier to your getting the dental treatment you need or want.

We offer two types of sedation dentistry. These include administering oral sedation, in the form of a pill, as well as intravenous sedation to deliver a combination of drugs. All this depends on the needs and health of the patient.  You will receive just enough sedation so that you will be completely unaware of the treatment, as you would if you were asleep.

What is Sedation Dentistry or Sleep Dentistry?

Oral Dental Sedation

Sedation dentistry can be administered orally through prescription by Dr. Bernard Lynch. While patients feel like they are sleeping, they are actually fully awake and maintain complete control over body functions and breathing rate.  You are given oral medication about one hour before your appointment. The medicine safely puts you in a light state of sedation and you sleep through your dental appointment. When you awaken your dental treatment is completed.

Intravenous Sedation

Intravenous (IV) sedation is a popular option for patients with extreme dental anxiety. This is a medication that is administered directly through the blood stream. With sedation dentistry, patients experience immediate relaxation and comfort. An anesthesiologist comes to Dr. Bernard Lynch’s Burke dental office to administer the IV sedation. This ensures that the sedation dentistry is safe and effective.

With either oral or IV sedation, you will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment.  Before your treatment you can rest comfortably in a quiet space under a cozy blanket. Throughout the duration of your visit, we closely monitor you to ensure your safety.

Who can benefit from dental sedation?

Adults who have:

  • anxiety or fear of visiting the dentist
  • had traumatic dental experiences
  • difficulty getting numb
  • who gag easily
  • very sensitive teeth
  • complex dental problems that require lengthy appointments

As well, Sedation Dentistry is an option for adults who:

hate needles and shots

hate the noises, smells and tastes associated with the dental office

are afraid and embarrassed about their teeth.

Will you feel any pain?

Most patients feel no discomfort whatsoever during their treatment and feel surprisingly good afterwards.

Before starting any treatment, we review your medical history, and we monitor you very closely while you’re under sedation. Dr. Bernard Lynch and the staff at Dental Care Burke go out of their way to ensure a calm and quiet environment.

Dr. Bernard Lynch is an experienced and compassionate sedation dentist who understands your concerns.  With his high standards, expertise and care, he will make your next visit to the dentist relaxing and fear free.