At Dental Choice, we offer a variety of sedation services to help anxious patients relax and feel comfortable while dental work is being performed. If dental anxiety has caused you to worry about or postpone treatment in the past, please advise your dentist. Our locations in Edmonton and Calgary, utilize sedation services techniques including oral sedation, nitrous oxide sedation, and IV sedation.
Candidates for Sedation
Candidates for sedation services include individuals who are nervous or anxious about undergoing dental treatment. Some individuals may not look forward to going to the dentist’s office, while others have such severe dental anxiety that they avoid receiving dental care altogether. These individuals unfortunately do not receive the care that they need and often end up developing gum disease and other conditions that can seriously jeopardize their oral health and overall health.
We offer sedation techniques so that patients don’t have to postpone or avoid treatments any longer due to dental phobias or anxiety. We also offer sedation services to patients who undergo lengthy procedures or who simply want to enter a relaxed state so that they’re less aware of the treatment being performed. Almost all patients who are in good general health are appropriate candidates for sedation services techniques. Patients with certain medical conditions or who are taking some types of medications may not be suitable candidates.
The Dental Choice dentists will determine whether you are a candidate for sedation services as well as the method that will best meet your needs. Contact an office in Edmonton or Calgary near you.
Types of Sedation Services
Sedation techniques induce a calming state in patients so that they feel reduced or eliminated pain, or anxiety during treatment. These techniques also help ensure that dental treatment seems to go by faster from the patient’s perspective.
Often, patients have no memory of treatment even being performed.
Our practice uses three main types of sedation services: oral sedatives, nitrous oxide sedation, and IV sedation. Oral sedatives can be taken by the patient 30 minutes to an hour before the procedure. Nitrous oxide (also known as “laughing gas”) is inhaled by the patient to induce a moderate state of relaxation.
IV sedation is an ideal technique for patients who require a deeper level of sedation than provided by mere oral medication. This technique induces a calm relaxed state through the intravenous administration of sedatives. However, unlike general anesthesia, this technique does not make the patient unconscious. Learn more about IV sedation.
Local anesthesia is used with oral sedatives, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation to reduce or eliminate pain and further reduce discomfort and stress.
The Wand has the ability to freeze a single tooth. The Wand is also great for children. Call our office in Edmonton or Calgary to find “The Wand” at an office near you.
We invite you to contact a Dental Choice Location in Edmonton or Calgary, Alberta to learn more about how sedation services can help make your dental visits relaxing and comfortable.
*Practice of General Dentistry