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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
We strive to provide the best treatment for our patients. Whether you were referred or found us yourself, we promise to make a positive impact on your smile.