For many people, the thought of getting into the dentist’s chair fills them with anxiety and stress. To help even the most nervous patients get the care they need, we offer conscious sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry gives our patients the chance to get the dental work they need while remaining relaxed and comfortable.
Contact our office to learn more about sedation dentistry and see if it’s the right choice for you.
Anyone who suffers from a fear of the dentist, and is in good physical health, may benefit from sedation dentistry. Aside from general fear and anxiety, sedation may be a good choice if you have:
Sedation dentistry can also be useful for patients who require a large amount of dental work. Parents with anxious children who are considering sedation dentistry should consult their pediatrician. Patients who are pregnant should consult their family doctor and their dentist before taking sedatives.
Before we start any procedure, we will thoroughly discuss all sedation options to ensure you fully understand the process and any associated risks. Then, we will work with you to determine which form of sedation best suits your needs.
Unlike general anesthesia, conscious sedation means you will remain awake but will be groggy, sleepy, and relaxed. We will use numbing anesthesia to localize the area, coupled with one of the following sedatives:
Oral sedation involves taking an oral sedative before your procedure. Oral sedation leaves you awake for the procedure but significantly relaxes your mind and body. Many anxious patients can benefit from this type of dentistry.
Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, involves inhaling the gas throughout your procedure as needed. This type of dental sedation allows your anesthetist to adjust your sedation levels as necessary throughout the procedure and can be a good option for most patients.
There are several things you should do before and after you’ve received sedation dentistry that can improve your experience and keep you safe while impaired.
You can find our office on the SW corner of 50th St. and 48th Ave, right across the street from Leduc Cinemas. We share a parking lot with the cinema and have additional parking next to our office. For your convenience, we are pleased to offer extended hours that include evenings and select weekends.