Helping Patients Relax at the Dentist in Okotoks, AB
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Sedation medications help patients relax during their dental appointments, allowing them to undergo care they may have been otherwise unable to receive. Our dental practice is able to provide different levels of sedation to help our patients have comfortable dental appointments. Village Lane Dental Centre provides dental sedation services to Okotoks, High River, Black Diamond, and all surrounding communities.
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is one of the least invasive forms of sedation. This inhalant creates a sensation of euphoria, leaving patients disconnected from any negative associations they would bring to their appointment. The effects of laughing gas wear off quickly once it is no longer applied.
Our dental practice in Okotoks provides nitrous oxide because it can help almost anyone receive better quality of care from our dentists. Laughing gas is safe to use on children, and it helps young people avoid the memory or sensation of freezing. Adults can use nitrous because it wears off quickly, allowing them to drive home a short while after treatment rather than arrange a ride with a friend or family member.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is a middle ground between the levels of relaxation provided by nitrous oxide and IV treatment. Roughly two hours before treatment, a patient about to visit our practice takes one of two relaxation medications. By the time the patient arrives to their appointment and is about to undergo a procedure, the medication takes effect and helps the patient reach a state of calmness.
Intravenous (IV) Sedation
IV sedation is the more potent option Village Lane Dental Centre can provide. By using relaxation medication intravenously, you can enter a controlled state of mild to moderate sedation where you are unlikely to feel or remember much about your procedure. You do not fall unconscious, however, and are still able to respond to the dentist as needed. This form of sedation is beneficial because it can treat differing levels of anxiety according to need, helping patients ignore and forget their phobias in the first place.
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Village Lane Dental Centre offers dental sedation services to patients from Okotoks to as far as Calgary. We are committed to helping you receive dental care by providing the appropriate assistance if you need help overcoming dental anxieties. For more information about how we help you have as relaxing a dental visit as possible, call our practice and schedule an appointment today!