Dental Sedation in Winnipeg
For most patients, dental appointments are a necessity that can be slightly annoying. However, some patients experience extreme trepidation or fear before arriving at the dentist.
This can occur for many reasons, from previous negative experiences with a dentist to generalized anxiety disorders. Sedation dentistry allows us to provide patients with a relaxed dental experience, especially for long or invasive procedures. It can also be used to ensure a safe and positive experience for children who may find it difficult to sit still throughout procedures.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry
Vista Place Dental offers nitrous oxide sedation (also known commonly as laughing gas) at our dental clinic. For this type of sedation, a patient will receive the gas through a mask and immediately begin to feel relaxed and sleepy. Patients will be conscious and responsive but are likely to have little to no memory of the procedure after it is complete. The effects of this type of sedation wear off quickly, allowing patients to leave the office feeling alert.
IV Sedation Dentistry
For moderate sedation (typically used for multiple procedures in a single appointment) our dental clinic can provide IV sedation. After inserting an IV into your hand or arm, we will inject the sedative into the IV. You’ll start to feel the effects quickly, experiencing a sensation of drowsiness and relaxation. Throughout the procedure, we can adjust the level of sedation to keep you comfortable. You will likely have no memory of your procedure(s) after the sedation ends.
Oral Sedation Dentistry
Oral sedation is delivered through an oral pill that can be taken prior to your procedure. For those with prolonged anxiety about dental procedures, we may also prescribe an additional sedative to take the night before to help you sleep (keep in mind all types of sedatives used in dentistry do not render you unconscious; they only help you relax). If you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry and find out if it’s right for you or your child, reach out to our experienced dental team today.
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We are proud to provide quality dental services in Winnipeg. If you are seeking a dental team that provides gentle and comfortable oral health care, Vista Place Dental looks forward to meeting you!