SEDATION DENTISTRY

Convenient and Safe Airdrie Sedation Dentistry


Going to the dentist has never been more relaxing! At South Airdrie Smiles, we offer safe dental sedation to
 

  • Help you relax during your next dental visit
  • Make it easier to catch up on all your treatment in fewer appointments
  • Ease the mind of anxious adults or children
  • Offer an option to “nap” through your procedure
  • Ease your mind during more complex treatments

You don’t have to be afraid of the dentist to request sedation. Thanks to a variety of different types, you can select the one that best fits your needs — even if you already love going to the dentist!:

So what is sedation dentistry?

After reviewing your health history and discussing concerns that you might have, we’ll go over the types of sedation that may be most appropriate for your needs. Only licensed sedation dentists can provide the following different types of services in their offices:

Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)

Inhaled sedation that takes just a few minutes to take effect and wears off just as quickly. You can even drive yourself home. Laughing gas is perfect for all ages and helps to create a lighthearted sensation where you aren’t as sensitive to uncomfortable stimuli.

Conscious Oral Sedation:

A prescription strength sedative (liquid or pill) is given here at our office. Slowly, you begin to feel as if you’ve fallen into a light sleep. While the dreamlike sensation can leave you completely unaware of what is going on, you’ll actually remain semi-conscious. Please bring a friend to drive you home afterward.

Intravenous (IV) Sedation:

IV sedation is the deepest form of safe sedation that we provide. The medication is administered through an intravenous line for fast and effective results. You likely won’t remember a single thing about the procedure. It’s a great choice for more complex treatments!