Types of Dental Sedation
Asking about sedation dentistry starts with a review of your medical history. Do you have any allergies? How “sedated” do you want to feel? At Airdrie Springs Dental , we want you to know that there are usually three different types of sedative procedures that a dental patient can choose from:
Nitrous Oxide (“Laughing Gas”):
Simple and effective, this inhaled sedative is perfect for any age. It reverses quickly once your treatment is completed, so that you can drive yourself back home without any issues.
Oral Conscious Sedation:
This form of sedative uses a prescription medication (pill or liquid) that is taken in our office. After about 30-60 minutes, most people feel as if they are in a dreamlike state. You may not even remember anything about your appointment! It can take a few hours for the medication to fully wear off.
Intravenous sedation is the safest level of deep sedative used within a dental practice. It prevents the need to have treatment performed in a hospital or surgery center, yet is safe enough for a licensed dentist to perform.
Don’t Put Your Care Off Another Day
Delaying your dental treatment due to anxiety will only cause your oral health to get worse. Ask our Airdrie sedation dentists how we can help!
Request a consultation online today to find out if sedation is right for you or your child.