Sedation

If you suffer from a phobia or prefer to be under for your procedure, sedation may be an option for you.

Sedation options available to you at Time to Care Dental Group

Sedation dentistry is the use of various methods to solve pain and anxiety while visiting the dentist for a procedure. Sedation can be used for teeth cleaning to invasive procedures.

Levels of sedation include:

Minimal: you will be awake, but relaxed during the procedure.
Moderate: you may not recall too much of the procedure.
Deep: near consciousness, but can still be awakened
General anesthesia: you are completely under and unconscious.

Some individuals suffer from “dental phobia”, a syndrome in which visiting the dentist can be a particularly terrifying ordeal. The unfortunate reality is that dental anxiety and oral health are associated. It also prevents some people from visiting the dentist on a regular basis, and from undergoing necessary dental procedures. At Time to Care Dental Group, we understand dental anxiety, which is why it is our top priority to put you at ease at our dental clinic. We offer compassionate and caring support and various dental sedation management options for you to choose from.

In order to proceed with your dental treatments, we are able to treat your dental anxiety and phobia with different options. Depending on the course of treatment, your dentist may administer a local anesthetic, or freezing agent, to diminish any discomfort. Rest assured we will not proceed with any work until you are well informed and totally comfortable.

Oral sedation

Under oral sedation, a pill is ingested about an hour before the procedure and consciousness can range from minimal to moderate. The pill will make you drowsy, but you will still be cognizant of what is transpiring. A larger dose of the sedative can be administered for moderate sedation.

You may become groggy, but can be awakened with a gentle nudge.

There are strict guidelines in place to ensure the safety of our patients. For more information, and to see if this is an option for you please contact us to speak to one of our team members – 780-484-5918

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