For some individuals, the most significant discomfort is not the ache or other tooth-related ailments. Instead, it is the fear of going to the dentist because of the pain they have to go through. Some patients suffer severe anxiety and panic when visiting the dentist, which is why we have made provisions for sedation dentistry Calgary at Midtown Dental.
It is a medical procedure that involves using medications to help patients relax and feel no pain during dental treatment. There are different levels of sedation. It can be primary or minimal where patients are conscious throughout the procedure.
There is a moderate sedation level whereby patients are conscious but may not remember the process. Another level is deep sedation, where patients are close to being unconscious but not entirely. Under general anesthesia, patients lose consciousness.
Sedation sleep dentistry is necessary for patients with anxiety issues, patients that can't withstand pain, those with sensitive mouth, gum, and teeth.
Our Sedation Dentistry Services
At Midtown Dental, we provide sedation dentistry Calgary during full mouth rehabilitation, dental implants, implant-supported dentures, and other dental surgeries. We want patients to be relaxed when they visit our dental clinic. Here is the specialized Calgary sedation dentistry we offer:
Intravenous Sedation or IV Sedation
IV sedation involves injecting the sedative straight into the patient's bloodstream. It is a conscious sedation treatment, so patients are aware of what is happening during treatment. IV sedation helps patients relax quickly, and we do it under close supervision.
Patients may be disoriented after the procedure and may not remember much of the treatment. Our IV sedation dentist in Calgary instructs them to come with a friend or family that can drive them home and stay with them for a while after treatment. That is a safety precaution to ensure there are no issues.
Another sedation option we have for our patients that suffer from fear or anxiety of visiting the dentist is oral sedation. For oral sedation, there is no use of needles. It may be a good option for patients with a fear of needles.
Oral sedatives come in the form of a pill. Once the dentist recommends oral sedation to a client, they administer the medication. This type of sedation is also a conscious one. Patients are awake throughout the process but are at ease.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide is a chemical compound that consists of nitrogen and oxygen, and it is popularly known as a laughing gas. The patient inhales the gas through a nose mask. It gives the patient an immediate relaxed feeling. It is an entirely safe and effective procedure.
Before we recommend and administer any sedation option to the client, our Calgary sedation dentist schedules a meeting with the patient. We do a thorough medical examination and get essential information such as anxiety levels, medical history, and any medical condition.
The information and results of the medical examination are used to determine the best sedation option for each patient. Schedule an appointment today to discuss the different sedation options and get more information about our sedation dental services.