Gateway Dentistry Group

Sedation Dentistry in Grande Prairie, AB

Sedation Dentistry Near You

Many people suffer from dental phobias that prevent them from visiting Gateway Dentistry Group for the dental procedures that they need. When poor oral health goes unchecked, more advanced steps may be necessary to correct the problem, which can cause even more fear for people who already get anxious about visiting the dentist. For this reason, we offer sedation dentistry in Grande Prairie, AB. With several options for sedation, our goal is to provide all of our patients with a relaxing and comfortable dental experience.

IV Conscious Sedation

The purpose of IV sedation is to allow patients to feel calm and at ease when they are undergoing dental procedures. IV sedation causes you to forget the majority of procedures that may otherwise cause you discomfort, as well as make them more tolerable while they are occurring. IV sedation is administered with a thin needle inserted into the bloodstream through a vein.

Oral Sedation

This is a great option for patients who experience some level of anxiety about visiting the dental clinic. With oral sedation, patients are given medication to take in the form of a pill about half an hour before their dental procedure. This pill will cause the patient to feel drowsy and relaxed, and most patients remain awake during their procedure in a content state.
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Nitrous Oxide Sedation

This is an excellent sedative for those who have mild to moderate dental anxiety. This sedative is inhaled through a breathing mask that is placed over your nose. Often called “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide allows you to remain awake and alert enough to communicate with your dental team but will leave you in a state of ease and relaxation. The effects of nitrous oxide quickly wear off as soon as the mask is removed.

General Anesthesia

General anesthesia causes a patient to be unconscious during dental treatment by using various medications administered by a trained professional. General anesthesia is a good option for those who have severe dental anxiety or require extensive dental work. Since general anesthesia causes the patient to be unconscious, a breathing tube will have to be placed to help them get oxygen. A trained anesthesiologist will remain present during the procedure to monitor all vital signs and ensure patient safety.
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