Make Your Visit A More Pleasant Experience With Our Sedation Options
We proudly offer our patients three different sedation options at Green Grove Dental in St. Albert. Sedation dentistry can help alleviate the anxiety and fear associated with visiting the dentist. Sedation may be appropriate whether you undergo a simple or complex procedure.
What is oral sedation?
Oral sedation is among the most common forms of dental sedation available at Green Grove Dental. It is administered orally in pill form and is only available by prescription from us. The oral sedative will cause patients to feel relaxed and sleepy, but they remain conscious throughout the procedure and can respond to our dentist’s instructions.
What is IV sedation?
IV sedation, or intravenous conscious sedation, is a form of sedation in which medication is delivered directly into the bloodstream through an IV catheter. Our dentist can control the level of sedation more precisely with this method and adjust the dosage as needed. We strongly recommend that someone drive you home from your appointment, as the sedative may leave you feeling groggy for some time afterward.
What is nitrous oxide?
Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” is a mild sedative administered via a mask placed over the nose to induce relaxation and reduce anxiety. This method of sedation allows you to be conscious throughout the procedure. The effects wear off quickly after the mask is removed.
What are the benefits of sedation?
Sedation dentistry can help make your dental visit more comfortable by reducing the stress associated with dental procedures, allowing our team to complete longer or more complex treatments in just one visit. Patients who choose sedation often report little to no memory of the procedure afterward.
Who should consider sedation?
Sedation dentistry may be a good option for patients who experience anxiety or fear when visiting the dentist, have special needs, or have an overactive gag reflex.
If you want to learn more about our sedation options at Green Grove Dental, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Our experienced dentist can help you decide which form of sedation is best for your needs and ensure your visit is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
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- Relieve fear and anxiety
- Lower your gag reflex
- Diminish your memory of the procedure
- Feel more relaxed while in the dental chair
- Experience a more comfortable dental visit!