At our South 40 Dental Sexsmith office, we help anxious patients get through their appointment feeling comfortable! Our team works hard to minimize any emotional trauma you may be experiencing during your procedure.
We want you to feel completely comfortable during your dental procedure. If you feel anxiety about visiting the dentist, our team can help put you at ease with a variety of techniques and sedation options.
Oral conscious sedation is as easy and safe as taking an aspirin. This sedation will help you feel relaxed and at ease. It does not "knock you out" like some other forms of anesthesia.
You will remain awake during your procedure, but you will be in a heightened state of relaxation. For your safety, you will need to have someone drive you to and from the office.
Anxiolysis is a form of oral sedation using a light sedative, such as valium. It is not as strong as oral conscious sedation, and is recommended for those with mild to moderate anxiety. You will remain conscious for the procedure, but any tension and anxiety will fade away. You will be able to talk on your own during the procedure as well. After the procedure, you will even be able to drive yourself home.
Nitrous Oxide, known to many as laughing gas, is the most commonly used form of sedation in dentistry. It is administered by having the patient inhale a specific gas agent, which is carefully monitored by your doctor.
Once the procedure is over, the nitrous oxide will wear off fairly quickly, and you will most likely be able to drive yourself home and return to your daily activities.