Sedation Dentistry: Beautiful Teeth, Pain & Anxiety-Free
At Strathcona Dental Clinic in Edmonton, we pride ourselves on our culture of care for all of our patients. While we do our best to ensure your comfort, some people have a deep-seated fear or anxiety to have work done. As one of the few practices in Edmonton that offer anxiety-free dentistry, we can help you maintain optimal oral health through sedation dentistry.
Administered in pill form, conscious sedation lasts for two to five hours and will leave you feeling sleepy, but aware of your surroundings and able to respond to the dentist during your procedure. Despite being aware of what is going on, most people do not remember their experience and feel no anxiety while sedated.
As the sedation takes effect, you will slowly start to feel sleepy and become fully relaxed within about 30 minutes. Your dental team will monitor your blood pressure and check on your to be sure you are comfortable as the medication takes effect. Once you are fully sedated, the dentist will administer the local anesthetic if required and begin your dental work. Throughout your procedure, you will have one of us keeping an eye on you and monitoring your breathing and vital signs to be sure you are doing well.
Intravenous (IV) sedation is a technique used for patients who require a higher sedation level than the oral medication can provide. While this technique puts you into a sleep-like state, you will not be unconscious during your procedure like you would be with general anesthesia.
Even the most lengthy procedures can be completed while you are under IV sedation and you will most likely have no memory of your experience despite being conscious. Since this is a conscious sedation technique, your dentist may also use a local anesthetic depending on the work required.
Trust your Strathcona Dental Team
Dr. Wehbe is one of our conscious sedation experts at the Strathcona Dental Clinic in South Edmonton and has trained with some of the most widely renowned pain and anxiety-free dental specialists. You can trust Dr. Wehbe and our dental team to make your experience free of anxiety and fear, safely and effectively.