Langley Oral Sedation

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Sage Dental offers oral sedation to help patients relax during their visits. Our oral sedation options ensure a comfortable and stress-free experience, allowing you to receive the dental care you need without the anxiety.

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    Comfort-Driven Care with Oral Sedation

    Welcome to Sage Dental, where we redefine dental experiences. We understand dental visits can be nerve-racking. Fear no more. We offer oral sedation dentistry, a game-changer for those anxious about dental treatments.

    Oral sedation in dentistry is the use of medication administered orally (by mouth) to create a state of calmness and reduce anxiety during dental procedures. It's a popular choice within our Langley sedation dental group.

    Benefits of Oral Sedation

    Oral sedation helps patients relax, minimizes discomfort, and makes the dental procedure more pleasant. As the top Langley sedation dentist, we ensure that your experience with us is as comfortable as possible.

    Pain-Free Dental Procedures

    Pain-free procedures? You bet! Oral sedation ensures that you feel no pain during your procedure. It makes everything from a simple tooth extraction to complex procedures a breeze.

    Anxiety and Fear Management

    Dread the dentist? Oral sedation is excellent for managing dental phobia. With us, you'll forget about your dental anxiety and focus on the stunning results.

    Time Efficiency

    With oral sedation, we can perform complex procedures in fewer appointments, saving you time and effort.

    When to Consider Oral Sedation

    Dental Anxiety

    Oral sedation is ideal for those who experience dental fear or phobia.

    Complex Dental Procedures

    If you're undergoing a complex procedure, oral sedation can make the experience more comfortable.

    Medical Conditions

    Patients with certain medical conditions, such as Parkinson's disease or cerebral palsy, can benefit greatly from oral sedation.

    How to Prepare for Oral Sedation

    What to Do Before

    Before your appointment, avoid consuming alcohol, limit your food intake, and get a good night's sleep.

    What to Do After

    Post-procedure, it's best to rest and avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until the effects of the sedation wear off.

    Costs and Insurance Coverage

    How much does Oral Sedation Dentistry cost?

    The cost of oral sedation varies depending on the complexity of the dental procedure. We can provide a detailed cost breakdown during your consultation.

    Is Oral Sedation Dentistry covered by insurance?

    Coverage varies greatly among insurance providers. Our team is more than happy to help you understand your coverage and maximize your benefits.

    Payment Plans

    At Sage Dental, we offer flexible payment plans to make our treatments more affordable.

    Patients Also Ask Us

    Is oral sedation right for me?

    That depends on several factors including your overall health, the nature of the dental work needed, and your personal comfort level. A consultation with our experts can help determine the best sedation option for you.

    How long does the effect of oral sedation last?

    Typically, the effects of oral sedation can last for 2 to 8 hours depending on the strength of the dose, the procedure, and the individual patient.

    Will I be unconscious during oral sedation?

    No, oral sedation does not make you unconscious. You will be relaxed and drowsy, but still responsive.

    What kind of drugs are used in oral sedation?

    Most commonly, benzodiazepines are used in oral sedation. These drugs help to reduce anxiety and induce relaxation.

    Drugs used in Oral Sedation

    Sedation dentistry uses various sedative drugs like benzodiazepines, often in combination with local anesthesia or dental freezing for pain control.

    These conscious sedation drugs make the patient drowsy while maintaining their ability to respond to stimuli.

    Potential Risks

    As with all medical procedures, there are potential risks with oral sedation, including allergic reactions or adverse responses to the medication. However, these are extremely rare.

    How to Minimize Risks

    Prior to treatment, our team conducts a comprehensive health evaluation to ensure the safety of sedation for each patient. We provide clear instructions to minimize risks associated with sedation.

    Recovery Period

    Recovery from oral sedation is swift. However, patients should arrange for someone to take them home after their dental appointment, as they might still feel drowsy.

    Oral Sedation vs. Other Types of Sedation

    IV Sedation

    Unlike IV sedation, oral sedation doesn't require needles, making it an excellent choice for those fearful of them. The effects of oral sedation are also typically milder than IV sedation.

    Nitrous Oxide Sedation

    Nitrous oxide, or "laughing gas," is another sedation option. However, oral sedation generally provides a deeper level of relaxation.

    General Anesthesia

    General anesthesia induces a complete loss of consciousness, unlike oral sedation, where the patient is relaxed but aware.

    Schedule An Appointment With Our Dentists

    Oral sedation dentistry is an excellent solution for those who feel anxiety or fear about dental procedures. It ensures a comfortable and stress-free experience. At Sage Dental, we're dedicated to providing top-notch dental care, and our oral sedation options are part of that commitment.

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    OUR DENTISTS

    Meet Our Langley Dentists

    Dentist

    Dr. Shafiq Kara

    Dr. Shafiq Kara is well known for his work in maintaining and creating healthy functional smiles for patients of all ages. Dr. Kara graduated as the valedictorian from the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Dentistry in 2004. Since then, he has spent countless hours travelling across the world to learn from the best cosmetic, restorative and specialist dentists, serving Langley and lower mainland families. He has been the team dentist of the Vancouver Giants since 2017 and founded the original Mothers day Smile Makeover. Outside of dentistry, he enjoys skiing, golfing, and traveling with his family.

    Dentist

    Dr. Aarman Rahim

    Dr. Aarman Rahim was born and raised in the Tri – Cities. Dr. Rahim received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Sydney. Previously, he studied at Simon Fraser University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Health Science and a Certificate in Liberal Arts. Dr. Rahim is dedicated to educating and providing his patients with the latest evidence-based treatment, in an efficient and comfortable setting. He is highly proficient, and detail orientated which has led to comfortable and satisfied patient experiences. When not in the clinic, Dr. Rahim enjoys spending his time outdoors hiking the beautiful terrain British Columbia has to offer as well as making music.

    Dentist

    Dr. Rabia Gill

    Dr. Rabia Gill earned her DMD at University of British Columbia after first completing her BDS at Manipal University in India. She is a registered dentist with the Canadian Dental Association and BC Dental Association. She is excited to join the team at Sage Dental and North Langley Dental. Apart from multiple CE courses taken over the years, she is currently pursuing graduation from world renowned Kois Centre in Seattle to further her skills. She is also a certified provider of Invisalign and Botox. She aspires to make all dentistry from simple fillings and cleanings to endodontics and orthodontics to be more predictable and comfortable for her patients. In the life left over, she loves traveling with her husband and her 10 year old son. She loves movies, shows and all the latest pop culture. She tinkers around with digital animation and buys way too many art books. She is the slowest runner in her run club but she hopes to run a half marathon one day!

    No Longer Practicing

    Dr. Maria Tugbang

    Dr. Maria Tugbang was one of the leading cosmetic dentists in Langley. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the university of British Columbia. Dr. Tugbang practiced in White Rock, BC prior to purchasing Sage Dental in 2001. In 2008 Dr. Tugbang brought Dr. Shafiq Kara into the practice. They continued their partnership until March of 2021 when Dr. Tugbang retired from dentistry.
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    Dr. Shafiq Kara

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    Dr. Aarman Rahim

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    Dr. Rabia Gill

    Dr. Rabia Gill

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    Dr. Maria Tugbang

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    HIGHLY RATED CLINIC

    Patient Reviews

    Lee Ann MartinLee Ann Martin
    01:07 04 Apr 24
    I came upon this office as they took over my regular dentist office. I was nervous about losing my dentist of 20 plus years but I had nothing to be worried about. They have been amazing and I am not the easiest patient. I had a major dental issue and was sent to their main office which is just a block away. I have been beyond pleasantly surprised at the quality of the work and the ease of using them. I would highly recommend. Today I had my regular dental cleaning there as they were still finishing up my implants. It was a breeze and I do not like cleanings at all as my teeth are sensitive. I would highly recommend this office
    E T (Corveric)E T (Corveric)
    02:15 13 Mar 24
    2-1/2 hours here today. I can't say it was fun, but very informative. All the staff are most caring and helpful.Great dental office.Next time I go, I think I get a free dessert.
    Kayla ShellyKayla Shelly
    01:27 02 Mar 24
    dr. Rahim & Caitlyn were both so incredibly friendly! I felt like they listed to all of my concerns and met me with multiple solutions to best fit what I was looking for. I left with no questions or doubts and I am totally confident that I am in good hands here. Super happy that I made the switch over to sage dental!
    totothebunny333totothebunny333
    19:13 23 Feb 24
    I was a patient of Sage Dental about 4-5 years ago. I stopped going after a horrendous experience with Dr. Maria Tugbang. Firstly, her punctuality was almost always an issue as she was consistently 20-30 minutes behind schedule and I would be sitting in the dentist chair wasting my time until she finally showed up. She would also seem to choose unnecessary and expensive treatments, like regular follow up appointments with herself after hygienist cleanings, so I would have to pay a fee for the cleaning and another fee for seeing her.The worst experience was when I was considering getting veneers. Dr. Tugbang initially recommended that I get some orthodontic work to correct the relapse that had occurred since I had braces, which made sense. But then during a visit, she changed her tune and asked me how much the orthodontist was going to charge me. I told her $1500. And then she said, "rather than giving $1500 to the orthodontist, why don't you give me the money instead and rather than moving the tooth back into it's correct position with braces, I'll just grind away most of the tooth and put a cap on it to make it look like it's in the right position"?!Now, I'm not a dentist, but intuitively that does not sound like a good idea. It does however sound like a very self-interested and greedy move by a so-called health care professional who wants to make some extra money by recommending a procedure that honestly sounds harmful. She was also contradicting her own previous advice. I told her that her suggestion was not what she recommended last time, and she suddenly became incredibly rude and defensive in her reply, so much so that the hygienists present were noticeably alarmed and were actively trying to perform damage control.I was visibly angry and the receptionist told me there was no charge for the visit and suggested that perhaps I would consider seeing Dr. Kara instead, (who apparently had just purchased the clinic from Dr Tugbang). I declined.Anyway, I realize that "Dr." Tugbang has retired from dentistry, (good riddance), and will thankfully no longer be offering quack advice for her own financial gain. I sincerely hope Dr. Kara is a more scrupulous professional going forward. I just had to get this off my chest by writing this review, and will most likely delete it later so it doesn't affect the ratings for the new owner of Sage.
    Michael KowalskiMichael Kowalski
    01:25 16 Feb 24
    Visited Dr Rahim for a second opinion on my highly rated provider. They took my fears (anxiety) and concerns (spiralling) very seriously. They took their time and did not rush and were gentle which as someone with previous childhood trauma means the world who as a grown man would cry and shake at the dentist. After this experience I decided to fully change to their clinic. During a cleaning it was the same experience. I'm quite pleased with their facilities as well; they have headphones to help with the noise and their office is tidy and has state of the art technology to show you the issue in depth. Dr. Rahim always goes into detail about what causes the issue, how it can be treated through different methods and whether it's a concern or not. I appreciate his explanations.
    Lynn RoweLynn Rowe
    16:25 08 Feb 24
    Had my first visit yesterday, and right afterwards called a friend to say "I'M IN LOVE with my new dental centre!" Everyone was very kind and welcoming, very thorough and honest and open, and also reassuring that yes, I do have options to get that nice smile I've been after for so many years! I FELT HEARD! :) :) :)
    Janet LewisJanet Lewis
    01:17 02 Feb 24
    Excellent service. Thorough exams and X-rays, scaling and polish with dentist, dental technician and hygienist. Payment easy and thoughtfully explained by administration. Thank you All.
    Bernadeth Yu-AlvarezBernadeth Yu-Alvarez
    03:02 27 Jan 24
    I went there today for my annual check up and as always, staff were friendly and made me feel at home. Dr Kara is always jolly, kind, and accommodating. He explains things well and answers any questions I may have. I'm extremely satisfied with my implant, the service, and care that I've received from Dr. Kara and the staff team. I highly recommend their service!
    Stephanie LaversinStephanie Laversin
    01:09 12 Jan 24
    Achieving my goals of saving my teeth from my severe clenching and grinding. This is the result of the exceptional knowledge, skills, patience and perseverance of Dr Kara. So blessed to have such a high caliber and talented dentist !!
    Darlene AngersDarlene Angers
    16:49 16 Dec 23
    I was so happy to find Dr Kara after having his expert services 13 years ago. I am confident knowing I'm in the best care with Dr Kara & his support staff who are very considerate & knowledgeable of explaining procedures & expectations. Thank you for your expert care & I'm looking forward to completion of my new smile!
    Kathleen McMillanKathleen McMillan
    01:04 13 Dec 23
    The drs, hygienists and assistants at Sage dental are so kind and considerate. The work is always excellent as well.
    allison youngallison young
    06:24 30 Nov 23
    Staff and office is lovely! I am a new patient here and have only been in twice but I have left happy each time. I appreciate how thorough and honest they are about what is best for my teeth! I’d recommend them to anyone
    carolyn gibbscarolyn gibbs
    00:10 11 Oct 23
    This is an amazing dentist and dental hygienist. I have been going there for many years. Professional, clean and very modern practice. I would highly recommend my dentist and dental hygienist to anyone.
    colleen mcquadecolleen mcquade
    03:55 23 Sep 23
    I have been a patient of Sage Dental for about 5 years now, and have had a lot of dental work done by them,including implants.I had gone to Sage Dental with a badly fitting bridge,that was very uncomfortable to say the least. Dr Kara was able to give me implants and I can’t thank him enough. His staff are true professionals and amazing. I appreciate everything about this dentist,and especially the painless,sedation therapy I had for my extractions. I am convinced that Dr Kara is the best of the best at his job,and his staff are very professional and friendly too.I strongly recommend Sage for all dental work.
    julie mcclenahanjulie mcclenahan
    00:23 22 Aug 23
    I have very high anxiety and panic. They always make my visit calm and relaxing. Bonus, just got my crown done in one visit, no temp crown needed! Sage Dental Rocks!!
    brad wilsonbrad wilson
    01:27 25 Jul 23
    First time here at Sage Dental. The office is very modern and has the latest technology in Dental Equipment. All the staff were very friendly and informative which made me feel welcome. I have a difficult case needing many tooth extractions and was very stressed and worried when I arrived. When I left their office I was relaxed and relieved about my situation. Dr. Shafia Kara was extremely informative. He took the time to explain every issue in detail and answered all my questions. I am so glad I came to Sage Dental. I would highly recommend them for your dental needs.
    Tyler TrowbridgeTyler Trowbridge
    01:25 30 May 23
    After getting options from multiple different dentists, I ultimately went with Dr. Kara at Sage Dental and I couldn’t be happier! My Invisalign treatment went as planned and with no surprises. I enjoy going to Sage Dental and find that the dental assistant Taeya was comforting and very supportive along my 2 year Invisalign journey. I was recommended to Sage Dental by a friend and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to my friends and family! 5 stars!
    Cassandra DienoCassandra Dieno
    02:22 28 Apr 23
    With previous bad experiences at other Dentists and high anxiety going to Dental Offices. My first visit to Sage was absolutely amazing. I felt relaxed, well cared for and every step and process was well explained to me. From the front of house staff, the hygienists and the Doctors. Everyone I dealt with was so kind and understanding of my fears.I will be back again
    RTC Container SalesRTC Container Sales
    20:47 20 Apr 23
    Always available, love the way the office communicates with text messages. Flexible is the most important to me and they always try to fit my son in for adjustments on his braces when its urgent.Stuff and front desk super nice. They try their best always.Thank youAneta
    Rich WangRich Wang
    02:00 03 Apr 23
    I've been with Sage for over 10 years now and highly recommend them for any of your dental needs. They've taken great care of me from fillings, cleanings, adult Invisalign and toothy emergencies. I trust them for the best advice and care. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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