At All Smiles Dental Centre in Winnipeg, our dentists offer dental sedation options to make patients more comfortable during long procedures, and to calm anxious patients.
What is Dental Sedation?
Dental sedation refers to a variety of techniques used to make patients more comfortable during dental procedures. Our dentists can help determine if a dental sedation option is right for you.
At All Smiles Dental Centre, we do everything we can to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental appointments. In addition to offering sedation options, we will work at your pace, take breaks when you need them, and provide calm reassurance as needed.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide is inhaled and the medication calms patients even though they remain awake and able to communicate. It also tends to lessen anxiety, increase pain threshold, reduce gag reflex and make time pass more quickly.
Oral sedatives are pills or liquids prescribed by your dentist. The medication is taken orally in advance of a dental appointment. It leaves you awake for the procedure, but produces a calming effect to significantly relax you.
IV sedatives are administered into the bloodstream through the vein for the deepest level of sedation without general anesthesia. Our team will attach you to a monitor so that the dentist can keep track of vital signs during the procedure.
Preparing for Sedation
The team at All Smiles Dental Centre will give you specific instructions, based on your needs, for how to prepare for your dental sedation appointment.