Dental Sedation for a Relaxing Experience
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a relaxing visit to the dentist? Unfortunately, if you’re a member of the who suffers from dental anxiety, that doesn’t usually happen. Thankfully, you don’t have to suffer when you visit us here at Granada Dental in Sherwood Park.
What Is Dental Sedation?
Dental sedation helps patients relax and feel at ease during their dental visit. Depending on the type used, the patient may or may not be conscious during their visit.
Conscious sedation is the best solution for most people. The sedation takes the edge of your anxiety, yet you are still awake and capable of breathing on your own and responding to your dentist’s instructions. A local anesthetic may also be used to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during your visit.
At Granada Dental, we have three methods of sedation available.
Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is easy and comfortable and is enough to take the edge off for most people. It is administered through a breathing mask and begins wearing off as soon as we take off the mask. You’ll be awake and aware during the procedure but should feel far less anxious about what is going on.
Oral sedation is excellent for people with extreme dental anxiety. You will take a pill before your appointment and then enter a sleep-like state. Enjoy a relaxing procedure – most people don’t remember much of anything afterward.
IV sedation puts you in a state similar to that of oral sedation. However, the medication is administered intravenously and works more quickly.
Ready for a Relaxing Dental Appointment?
If you’ve been putting off your dental appointments, know that your oral health can suffer without regular dental care. You can enjoy a much more relaxing experience with dental sedation while getting the dental care you need to stay healthy.
Call our friendly team today and let us know if you suffer with dental anxiety so we can work with you to provide the right level of dental sedation for your individual needs.