Sedation Dentistry Near You
If you are nervous or apprehensive about visiting the dentist, you aren’t the only one. At Belle Rive Dental Clinic, we treat many patients who experience high anxiety levels while in the dental chair. For this reason, we offer sedation dentistry in Edmonton to help our patients with dental phobias feel comfortable and relaxed so that they can get the treatments they need.
How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?
There are three levels of sedation available at our dental clinic:
- Intravenous (IV) sedation- is used for those who are very fearful, need extensive dental work, or who are medically compromised. This form of sedation uses a combination of drugs to put you in a dream-like state so that you are unaware of the treatment.
- Oral conscious sedation- is used for those who are anxious and may need longer dental treatments. This is administered via pill, and you will be instructed to take the pill about one hour before your treatment. This will make you very sleepy and relaxed during your treatment, and you may find that you don’t remember most of the experience once your treatment is over.
- Nitrous oxide sedation– is used for those who are only slightly anxious and require routine dental work. This is administered using a small mask that is fitted over your nose so that you can inhale a gas that will make you feel relaxed and comfortable. This is the mildest form of sedation available and will wear off quickly once the mask is removed.
You must bring someone with you to your appointment if you are undergoing sedation dentistry. You will need a trusted individual to listen to aftercare instructions and drive you home safely.
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?
Like any other medical procedure, sedation dentistry is not without risk. However, when administered by a trained dental professional, sedation dentistry is considered to be very safe and effective. Our team will ensure that they fully understand your medical status prior to your procedure to ensure that you remain safe while undergoing sedation dentistry.
What Are the Benefits of Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is a very popular dental treatment because it offers many benefits for both the patient and the dentist. For some patients, sedation dentistry is the only way they can get the oral care they need to improve their health. Some of the benefits of sedation dentistry include:
- Patient relaxation
- Movement control
- Patient cooperation
- Little or no memory of the treatment
- Quicker treatment time
If you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry near you and determine if you are a good candidate for this dental procedure, please contact our team at Belle Rive Dental Clinic. We are happy to provide our patients with options for sedation dentistry in Edmonton.