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.
IV sedation is used for moderate to complex surgical dental procedures and for patients that want to be completely asleep during their dental treatment.
The sedation drugs are administered to the patient intravenously. IV sedation dentistry allows patients to experience a deeper level of sedation so they do not remember any portion of their procedure.
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.
We're always happy to welcome new patients!