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Appleway Dental Clinics
Appleway Dental Clinics

Sedation Dentistry in Red Deer Takes the Stress out of Your Visit

Patients often benefit from sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is used for many different types of dental procedures for many reasons, including:

  • High anxiety
  • Past traumatic experiences
  • Inability to control a gag reflex
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Extensive dental work
  • Having many procedures done at once
  • Inability to numb the patient
  • Uncomfortable with sitting for long periods of time
  • Nervousness about the sights and sounds associated with dental treatments

A common method of sedation used at our practice is that of IV (intravenous) sedation. IV sedation is extremely deep, and the medication is administered straight into the blood stream with an IV. Patients are conscious and cooperative with the dentist, though they are deeply relaxed. They come out of the sedation with little to no memory of the appointment, making it a wonderful way to reduce fears and anxieties associated with dental care.

Sedation Dentistry in Red Deer Guidelines
Only dentists who are qualified to provide IV sedation are allowed to administer this medication, and have the ability to determine if a patient is a proper candidate. A qualified dentist examines the patient's medical and dental history before administering IV sedation, and they monitor the patient continuously throughout the procedure.

IV sedation is only available at selected Appleway Dental Clinics locations. Please contact us to learn more so we can arrange your dental procedures accordingly.

Alternative Sedation Methods
At Appleway Dental Clinics, we understand that IV sedation may not be the best solution for you. Sedation dentistry in Red Deer should only ever be used when appropriate. We also offer oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide sedation, which may be considered.

Nitrous oxide sedation, typically referred to as "laughing gas," is a gas that is inhaled to provide relaxation. Patients feel stress-free and comfortable during their treatment while completely conscious and aware. This is a wonderful option for patients who need to transport themselves to and from their appointment, and can be used on almost anyone.

Oral conscious sedation is similar to IV sedation, except the patient is sedated with oral medication instead of medication being administered through an IV. It has a deeper level of sedation than nitrous oxide but less so than IV sedation. It does require that the patient arrange appropriate transportation. Sedation dentistry in Red Deer can be a useful component of proper dental care.
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