Sedation Dentistry in Grande Prairie
Do you feel nervous or anxious while visiting a dentist? Well, you are not alone. A lot of children and adults feel dental anxiety while visiting a dentist. We at West Grande Prairie Dental offer oral sedation dentistry to make you feel relaxed and stress free during your treatment.
Schedule your completely FREE, no-obligation, dentist sedation consultation NOW, and get the charismatic new smile of your dreams in a relaxed environment from our highly experienced sedation dentist near you.
Our wonderful team of dental professionals prides itself on not only providing comprehensive treatment but also making your entire treatment process as comfortable as possible. So if you are a resident of Grande Prairie or the surrounding area, contact our dental office NOW and make your dental visits relaxing and stress free.
How Can I Benefit from Sedation Dentistry with West Grande Prairie Dental?
We understand dental anxiety can affect anyone, whether their first visit to the dentist or their hundredth visit. That is why we offer a variety of sedation options to make your visit as comfortable as possible.
This means you can enjoy our benefits, which include:
- Eliminating Dental Anxiety:
Whether you find yourself feeling anxious when sitting down for dental treatment or even find the drive to the dental office can increase your stress, we have the means to deal with your dental anxiety. Our oral sedation can even be taken before stepping into our office, which can reduce your stress before you even leave your home.
- Creating a More Comfortable Experience:
By coordinating our sedation dentistry service with other treatments, we can ensure you the most comfortable dental experience possible by eliminating any unncecesary stress.
- More Effective Anesthesia:
While oral sedation is not designed for pain management, it can be a beneficial counterpart to general anesthesia by putting you at ease during treatment.
There’s No Need to Avoid Dental Treatment
Skipping dental treatment can create severe issues down the road. After all, one of the most effective means of taking care of your oral health is preventative care. This preventative and proactive approach to dental care is why it is so important for routine checkups every six months!
However, we understand that putting off dental visits seems reasonable, especially when you suffer from dental anxiety. That’s why you should schedule your sedation dentistry consultation at West Grande Prairie Dental! Get rid of your dental anxiety and become proactive in your dental health. Thanks to the ease and comfort provided by our sedation dentistry services.
Get Rid of Your Anxiety
If your anxiety is causing you to neglect your dental health, pick up the phone and call or text us at (780) 833-8600 to find out how we can help you overcome these fears. Let us help you pick the treatment that’s right for you and get your oral health back on track with comfort.
What Types of Sedation Do You Offer?
It is estimated that nearly 75% of adults experience some amount of fear regarding visiting a dentist. This is why we offer laughing gas, oral sedation, and IV sedation options to maximize your comfort during treatment. All our dentists at West Grande Prairie Dental are well trained and experienced in sedation dentistry and all the options we have available for you. Our highly experienced dentist checks your medical history before offering you any sedation options for your dental procedures to keep you safe and healthy.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is a common sedation method for younger patients or adults with mild dental anxiety. Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is breathed in through a mask so it works quickly and wears off just as fast.
Nitrous oxide is mild and very safe, even for little ones. If your child is especially nervous about the dentist’s office, we can use laughing gas for their first 2–3 treatment appointments, as these are fundamental appointments for them to become comfortable being at the dental office and getting the dental work they need.
What Does Laughing Gas Do Exactly?
Laughing gas provides mild anesthetic properties when inhaled. It helps you relax and temporarily slows certain responses in your body, like those responsible for pain. It is a popular sedation method that works quickly, has little to no side effects, and allows you to return to your normal, attentive self minutes after use.
What Does Laughing Gas Feel Like?
Laughing gas is popular because it has few side effects that can impair sensation, as opposed to oral sedation techniques. The most sensitive patients may have a slight feeling of euphoria, but for most, there can be a sense of numbness, light-headedness, or tingling.
Does Laughing Gas Make Me Laugh?
It is a common misconception that laughing gas will cause uncontrolled laughter. In reality, the tingling sensation is what causes some patients to laugh or giggle. As this is one of the safest methods of conscious sedation, laughing gas can help with pediatric dentistry, meaning children are more likely to get a fit of the “giggles.”
Oral sedation helps you feel more relaxed, and it is best if you have a complex treatment; it is a pill you chew and start feeling relaxed for an extended period of time. Your brain will be functioning, and your body will be in its relaxed and sleepy state for an extended during this time.
Our highly experienced and caring dentist will be communicating with you during your treatment to make you feel relaxed and safe. You will need a family member or friend to drive you back home because after taking this pill, it is not safe for you to drive yourself because your body is in sleepy and relaxed mode.
IV Sedation Dentistry?
This is the deepest form of sedation available. You will be attached to an IV, which will introduce sedation medication directly into your bloodstream. It is ideal for anyone with moderate to extreme dental anxiety or for patients who need help relaxing during longer treatments. Our highly experienced dentist will be talking with you during your dental visit to make sure that you don’t fall asleep.
Enjoy Relaxing and Stree Free Dental Visits, Improve Your Overall Health, and Get the Dental Treatment You Deserve!
Call us NOW at (780) 833-8600, or schedule your completely FREE, no obligation, Sedation Dentistry consultation NOW and start getting the treatment you deserve in a comfortable and stress-free environment.
Hi! I’m Dr. Stephen Schalk
BSc, DDS, Owner at West Grande Prairie Dental
And this web page has been reviewed and checked for accuracy by yours truly!