Dr. Seebach and Dr. Teng are both certified to perform mild to moderate sedation in BC. Dr. Teng’s training allows him to sedate children as well.
Triazolam (brand name Halcion) is used for adults and children over 40kg and Midazolam (compounded locally) are high potency benzodiazepine drugs which are used for the short-term treatment of anxiety making them very effective for dental treatment. For adults who choose to have sedation for dental treatment will need someone to drive them to and from the appointment. Children need to be pre-screened and instructions will be given before treatment.
Nitrous oxide/oxygen (N2O-O2) is a blend of oxygen and nitrous oxide which are administered via a fitted mask is placed over your nose and as you breathe normally, it becomes effective. At the end of treatment, the nitrous oxide is discontinued and straight oxygen is administered. N2O-O2 sedation has no lingering effects and is perhaps the safest sedative in dentistry. It is well tolerated. It has a rapid onset, is reversible, can be adjusted in various concentrations and is non-allergenic. You remain fully conscious and keep all natural reflexes when breathing nitrous oxide/oxygen.