Sedation Dentistry Near You
For some people, receiving dental treatment can feel overwhelming and cause anxiety. At Griesbach Dental, we understand that even routine dental cleanings can be challenging for some patients, and your comfort is our priority. We offer sedation dentistry in Edmonton to minimize any stress that you may feel during your dental procedures.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is made to encourage all patients to maintain their oral health, regardless of anxiety. When sedation is used, it helps patients enter a state of deep relaxation. Most of the time, patients under sedation will still be able to communicate with their dental team, and their dental team will ensure that all their vital signs are monitored throughout the procedure. After the process is done, most patients won’t remember the treatment. For this reason, patients choosing sedation dentistry in Edmonton must have someone come to their appointment with them to get a safe ride home.
Types of Sedation Dentistry Near You
Types of sedation dentistry include:
IV Sedation Dentistry
Intravenous (IV) sedation means that anti-anxiety drugs will be administered to you via your bloodstream. Your dentist will place a small needle into your vein connected to an intravenous tube at your dental appointment to allow for the drugs to enter your bloodstream directly. Once the drug is administered, the needle will be removed.
This type of sedation will allow you to stay awake, but you will feel relaxed and remember little of what happens during the procedure.
General anesthesia will be administered either through a mask or IV by a trained anesthesiologist. This will make you unconscious, and a tube will be placed in your throat to help you breathe. During your procedure, the anesthesiologist will take care to monitor all your vital signs and ensure that you remain safe and comfortable.
Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You?
If you experience any of the following, you should consider sedation dentistry near you:
- Stress or anxiety when considering dental visits
- Stress so severe it prevents you from seeking dental care
- Anxiety about needles
- Feelings of unease in a dental office environment
Griesbach Dental is happy to provide sedation dentistry as an option to any of our patients who experience anxiety related to dental procedures. Please contact our clinic to learn more about sedation dentistry near you today.