Sedation Dentistry in NE Calgary

Got broken or hurting teeth, but have a fear of the dentist? Dental sedation may be right for you.

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From the mildly relaxing effects of nitrous oxide to the deeply restful state from IV sedation, it’s essential to know the different options and what is right for you.

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Levels of Dental Sedation

First, when choosing a sedation technique, it’s good to know about the levels of sedation that can be reached:

  • Minimal sedation: The lowest level of sedation; you are awake and aware, but you feel deeply relaxed.
  • Moderate sedation/conscious sedation: A deeper level of sedation where you may have delayed reaction times and slur your words. Your treatment may not be remembered clearly.
  • Deep sedation: This is the deepest level of conscious sedation; you may be on the edge of sleep, or you may snooze, but you can still be awakened.
  • General anesthesia: You are asleep through your treatment; you are unable to be awakened until after the procedure.

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Nitrous Oxide Sedation

This common treatment is used in family dental clinics and can help make dental procedures comfortable. Nitrous Oxide Sedation is known as “laughing gas;” a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen gets delivered through a small mask over the nose. This medication helps reduce discomfort and stress and works well for those with mild anxiety.

Nitrous oxide sedation is often associated with a euphoric sensation. The patient is awake and responsive. It’s easy to administer and the effects wear off quickly, so patients can leave the office on their own safely.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is a pill that is administered orally and provides a deeper level of relaxation than nitrous oxide. It can be swallowed as a pill or dissolved under the tongue. Oral sedation can reduce anxiety by a significant amount and improve the dental experience. This form of sedation is appropriate for those with moderate or severe dental anxiety.

Most patients will have little memory of the appointment and doze through it. The duration of the effect varies with dosage. Your dentist will discuss the right medication and dosage for you. Assistance returning home after treatment will most likely be required.

IV Sedation

Also known as moderate conscious sedation, IV sedation is the most effective sedation method available. During an IV sedation, the dentist administers the medication through an IV (intravenous) line. The strength and delivery is entirely managed by the dentist.

An IV sedation is also called “deep conscious sedation” and can reduce anxiety and discomfort significantly, especially those with extreme fear. Patients enjoy a profound amnesia effect, resulting in little to no memory of the dental procedure.

Now accepting new patients in Skyview / Country Hills NE Calgary

We strive to make your visits as comfortable and stress-free as possible. At Skypointe Dental, we offer several sedation options. Dr. Jay Patel will meet with you to decide which one is best for you.

Choosing a sedation option will allow you to receive the dental treatments you need without fear or pain. Your family dentist will review all the risks and benefits of sedation before a procedure and answer any questions you may have.

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