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Dental Sedation Wetaskiwin

Dental Anesthesia

If you feel uneasy about your dental visit and are looking for a safe alternative you've come to the right place in Wetaskiwin . Cedar Ridge Dental can provide your dental care under Oral Moderate Sedation and Nitrous Oxide.

Your teeth can be fixed, sore gums restored, and your smile brightened without discomfort while you are almost asleep and relaxed through your appointment. Have years of dental treatment in just one appointment. No more hiding your smile behind your hand or putting up with pai

If you present one or more of the following conditions, dental anesthesia can help you:

  • Fear and Anxiety
  • Low pain threshold or very sensitive teeth
  • Gag reflexes
  • Limited time to complete dental care or in need of an extensive treatment
  • Children and most special needs patients who cannot cooperate during a normal dental procedure can also benefit greatly from anesthesia.

Nitrous Oxide

This form of Conscious Sedation offered at Cedar Ridge Dental helps to ease anxiety and enhance procedural comfort.

The advantage of using nitrous oxide includes the following:

  • The simplicity for the adjustment for the depth of sedation which can be altered at any time during treatment to increase or decrease sedation.
  • There is no after effect such as a “hangover”.
  • Inhalation sedation is safe with no side effects on your heart and lungs, etc. The biotransformation for nitrous oxide is only about 0.04%
  • Inhalation sedation is very effective in minimizing gagging.
  • It works rapidly as it reaches the brain within 20 seconds. In as little as 2-3 minutes its relaxation and pain killing properties develop.
  • Reversal of nitrous oxide sedation will be provided by administration of 100% oxygen for about 5 minutes at the end of treatment.
  • No company required post appointment.

Nitrous Oxide has been a means of sedation in dentistry for many years. Nitrous oxide is safe, the patient receives up to 70% nitrous with no less than 30% oxygen. It has been used by millions of patients around the world for dental and medical sedation.

You are able to breathe on your own and remain in control of all bodily functions. There is no company required to take you home after nitrous oxide administration. You will be able to walk or drive home unaccompanied. You may also experience mild amnesia and may fall asleep, not remembering all of what happened during the appointment.

Reasons to not use Nitrous Oxide

You should not use Nitrous Oxide if you have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Though there are no other major contraindications to using nitrous oxide, you may not want to use it if you have emphysema, exotic chest problems, M.S., a cold or other difficulties with breathing. Claustrophobia is also a contraindication.

Oral Sedation

Depending on the total dose given, oral sedation can range from minimal to moderate. For minimal sedation, you take a pill. Cedar Ridge Dental uses a drug called Triazolam, which is a member of the same drug family as Valium, and it's usually taken about an hour before the procedure. The pill will make you drowsy, although you'll still be awake. A larger dose may be given to produce moderate sedation. This is the type of anesthesia most commonly associated with sedation dentistry. You may become groggy enough from moderate oral sedation to actually fall asleep during the procedure. You can usually be awakened with a gentle shake.

Who should use Oral Sedation?

Oral sedation is ideal for patients with fear or anxiety of dental procedures that would otherwise stop them from visiting the dentist. It is also appropriate for patients with a lower pain threshold, those who find it difficult to sit still in the dentist’s chair, have sensitive teeth, a bad gag reflex, or when a large amount of dental work will be performed.

Side effects of Oral Sedation

Most medications, including those use for oral sedation have some side effects. The side effects for the medications used for oral sedation tend to be minimal and not long lasting. Major side effects are extremely rare and do not last more than an hour or two.

Side effects experienced most often are:

  • Drowsiness until the effects of the medication dissipate. Individuals should not drive for 24 hours after receiving oral sedation medication.
  • Dry mouth which can be overcome with a mouth rinse or a drink of water.
  • Headache which over the counter medications will safely relieve.
  • Loss of memory concerning the time under the effects of the medication including the treatment undergone. This side effect can have the positive side effect of reducing the risk of trauma associated with the dental procedure.

Cedar Ridge Dental in Wetaskiwin is experienced in Sedation Dentistry. We encourage you to book a consultation with our experienced dentists and discuss our sedation options if you are nervous or anxious about dental treatment.

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