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Choose Sedation Options in Winnipeg, MB
At our Winnipeg, MB dentist office, we can help you overcome your dental anxiety with our sedation options. Whether you just need a few calming words or dental sedation, you will not leave our office terrified to return.
How do we do that? By listening to you. The first step to a good dentist appointment is to choose a dentist who will take the time to listen to your concerns and who will address those concerns for you. You’ll find that with our team. Call today to find out more about your sedation choices.
Choose From Two Types of Sedation Dentistry
We generally use two types of sedation methodologies for people who might be experiencing fear or anxiety about their appointments. One type of sedation is an oral sedation, which means they're given a prescription tablet that makes them feel quite a bit relaxed and really eases a lot of their fears about their experience. The other type of sedation that we use is (inaudible), also known as laughing gas, and it's been around for a long time in dentistry and medicine. That seems to work very well as well for people who have fears about dental procedures.
If you experience any of the issues listed below, we would be pleased to provide you with more information regarding sedation dentistry.
- Anxiety about dental treatment
- Fear of needles
- Avoidance of dental treatment due to anxiety
- Strong gag reflex
Inhaled gas has been used for decades in dentistry to help reduce fear and anxiety, and it has proven to be a successful means of achieving anxiety reduction. Your vital signs are monitored during the appointment to ensure a fully safe and comfortable experience. Inhaled sedation is administered incrementally to achieve the most effective dose for you during your visit. Once the procedure is complete, the sedative effects wear off rapidly and allow you to resume your normal activities.
Oral sedation is the use of pharmacological means to help ease anxiety during dental treatment. You’ll take a safe medication that will relax you during your dental procedure. You’ll be somewhat groggy after your procedure, so you’ll need to arrange for transportation home.
Stay Comfortable During Dental Treatment
Well, when I'm meeting a new patient for the first time, I like to sit down and spend some time with that person and get to know them and get to know how they feel about dentistry and how their past experiences have been, and are there any things that didn't go well for them in the past. When I have that knowledge, I can really work hard to make sure that we don't repeat that and that they feel that they were heard and that they were listened to and that the experience for them is positive and they can overcome whatever anxiety or fear that they might be feeling.
- A warm and friendly atmosphere
- Detailed answers and explanations for all your questions
- Televisions and headphones to help you feel at ease
- Blankets to keep you comfortable
- Staff members who will periodically check in to ensure your comfort level meets your expectations
Have questions about sedation options? Please call our Winnipeg, MB dentist office at (204) 977-8515 to speak to one of our team members and learn if sedation dentistry is right for you.