SmileSense has been providing excellent dental care to Sherwood Park, AB and the surrounding areas for over 10 years. Our clients keep coming back because we provide the best service possible while making you feel right at home. We are empathetic to people who have phobias about visiting the dentist, which is one of the reasons we began to utilize sedation in our practice. SmileSense has always provided sedation options to patients that require more complicated dental procedures, and we soon realized it was also a huge benefit for patients that were avoiding dental treatment because of their anxiety. Sedation dentistry helps take the fear out of dental visits, allowing you to relax and receive all the treatment you need, without worry.
Oral sedation is similar to taking an anxiety medication. It will ease your nerves and help you feel calmer during your procedure. Dr. Dan will review your medical history to ensure the right amount is used and monitor your blood pressure and other important markers to keep you completely safe. You will require a guardian to drive you home from this appointment and monitor you for 24 to 48 hours after the appointment to ensure your safety. We will provide instructions for post-appointment care.
IV sedation is similar to general anesthetic but less intense. It combines several medications that will suppress your consciousness, leaving you able to breathe on your own, and maybe even talk a bit, though your memory will be limited. Just like with oral sedation, your medical history will be checked and important markers will be monitored throughout your visit to ensure safety. All monitoring is done by a Registered Nurse. You will also need a guardian to take you home and monitor you for 24 to 48 hours with instructions you will be given at the appointment.
Often referred to as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a breathable gas that works best on children. Though it is only meant to relax, children often fall asleep from the calming feeling of the gas. When the procedure is complete, we will let your child breathe pure oxygen for five minutes which will flush the remaining Nitrous out of their system.
No matter what form of sedation you choose, it is required that you do not eat or drink within six hours prior to the appointment. If you need to take medication you can have it with a sip of water. If there are any more specific guidelines for you, they will be communicated to you at your free consultation appointment.
SmileSense is a dental office that strives to give you and your loved ones the best dental experience possible. We offer sedation to help take the fear out of going to the dentist and hope that you give us a chance to show you how comfortable a dentist visit can really be.
Call us today at (780) 467-3388 or visit our contact page to set up your appointment for sedation dentistry service you can trust.
There is no referral necessary for sedation. A consult will be needed prior to your appointment, to give Dr. Dan an opportunity to review your medical history and accurately assess which type of sedation will work best for you.