If you have more severe dental anxiety and debilitating dental phobias, we also offer oral conscious sedation. Patients who feel stressed about dental work, even getting into the chair, as well as those who need multiple procedures performed in one visit may benefit from conscious sedation.
The procedure involves taking an oral sedative just prior to your visit. Throughout your appointment, your cardiac and respiratory signs, and comfort level are keenly. There are multiple comfortable ways for sedation dentistry. Below are the two most common we offer.
IV (intravenous) sedation induces an altered state of consciousness, which is a hazy state of mind and a relaxed body. This form of sedation minimizes pain and discomfort through the use of pain reducers and sedatives. Although you will have no memory of the procedure, patients who receive conscious sedation usually are able to speak and respond to verbal cues throughout the procedure. You will be able to communicate any discomfort experienced to the dentist. While you are under the effects of the drug, the dentist can perform your dental work, and you will remain comfortable.
After your procedure(s), you will need a friend or family member to drive you home from the dental office. The following day, the sedative will clear the body so that you can resume daily activities as normal.
If you are an anxious dental patient, Lakeridge dental has multiple levels of sedation to make you feel the most comfortable during your appointment. Often known as “laughing gas”, Nitrous Oxide is a fast-acting addition to freezing techniques which can significantly calm the most anxious patient.
Nitrous oxide is used in surgery and dentistry for its mild pain blocking and anxiety-reducing effects. Suitable for patients of all ages, this gas is inhaled through a face mask. The level of gas breathed in is monitored and controlled by the dentist to ensure your safety. You will begin to feel relaxed so your dental work can be performed while you stay completely comfortable. The effects of Nitrous Oxide immediately stop once the mask is removed so you will be capable of driving yourself home following the visit or going back to school. You can continue your daily routine as normal.
Contact us today to learn more about our sedation options.
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