At Savannah Dental our main priority is to ensure that our patient’s have the most comfortable visit possible.
Please ask yourself these questions:
Do you suffer from a high amount of anxiety or stress when going to the dentist?
Does this anxiety/stress cause you to avoid seeing your dentist altogether?
If this sounds like you, then you may be a candidate for sedation dentistry. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just sleep through your dental procedure? Thanks to Oral Sedation during your dental treatment, you essentially can dream your way through!
Oral Conscious Sedation
Dr. Q. Pham chooses to use only oral conscious sedation over other types such as IV Sedation. It is a safe and effective way to provide our patients with a more relaxed experience in the dental setting.
How Does Oral Sedation Work?
We will provide you with a prescription strength sedative such as Diazepam at the time of your appointment. The sedative causes you to become very sleepy. Many people feel as if they actually are asleep and they report feeling that they had been dreaming their way through the rest of the appointment.
During your procedure, however, you will still be able to answer simple questions. Because the sedative also contains an amnesiac, many people do not even remember the visit. It’s almost as if you slept straight through your appointment! The effects of the medication usually last for 4-6 hours before gradually wearing off.
You will need to have someone come with you to your appointment, so that they can drive you home afterward.
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?
Oral sedation for dental care is very safe for all ages – including children.
Perfectly safe with little side effects. You will not be unconscious, but will merely be in a deeply relaxed state. No intravenous tubes or needles are required.
Other Benefits of Choosing Oral Sedation Dentistry
- Pain-Free: You will feel no pain while in the dental chair, and you will have little to no memory of the experience.
Being able to complete more treatment in one appointment
Relieving mild to severe anxiety or dental phobia
Alleviating discomfort from more complex procedures
Procedures seem to take less time.
Make Oral Sedation a Part of Your Dental Care
There is no need to put off your dental care because you are afraid of going to the dentist! Call Savannah Dental in Edmonton, AB today to learn more about oral sedation for your next dental visit. Bring your children in for their dental care as well! If you have questions or concerns about sedation dentistry, please contact our office.