Sleep (Sedation) Dentistry

Oral Sedation and Nitrous for Anxiety

sedation dentistry for anxiety in Sherwood ParkBeing apprehensive of the dentist is nothing to be embarrassed about. We treat many patients who experience high levels of anxiety while in the dental chair. The good news is that you can get the treatment you need without having to endure a racing heart, sweaty skin, or butterflies in your stomach.

Sherwood Dental is proud to offer anxious patients an alternative to fearful dental experiences. Sedation dentistry at our office involves a high-dose sleeping pill to induce a calm, relaxed state. Our dentists are qualified to administer oral sedation as well as Nitrous-Oxide sedation. We just require that you have some bring you to and from your appointment if taking oral sedation as you cannot drive afterwards. You can use sedation dentistry during any type of treatment, including routine general dentistry checkups and cleanings as well as smile-enhancing cosmetic dentistry procedures.

Who Is A Candidate Of Sleep/Sedation Dentistry?

People who have:

  • High fear
  • Traumatic dental experiences
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • A bad gag reflex
  • Very sensitive teeth
  • Complex dental problems
  • Limited time to complete dental care

And People who:

  • Hate needles and shots
  • Hate the noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care
  • Are afraid or embarrassed about their teeth
  • Are medically compromised

What Are The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry has become very popular in Sherwood Park because it offers several benefits for both the patient and the dentist. For some patient groups, the use of sedation dentistry is actually the only way that they can get the dental care they need and improve their dental health. Dental sedation can offer:

  • Patient relaxation
  • Increased comfort
  • Movement control
  • Patient co-operation
  • Control of gag reflex
  • Little or no memory of treatment
  • Time saving Fewer appointments needed