Sometimes known as “conscious sedation,” Forest Lawn Dental Centre offers oral sedation dentistry for Calgary patients. This form of sedation is delivered via a pill several hours before your procedure. Most patients report oral sedation as helping them to feel more relaxed, albeit a little drowsy and less conscious during their dental procedure. For many patients, having the ability to “tune out” during dental procedures is a good thing and a welcome relief — especially for patients that have had dental anxieties for a number of years.
Oral sedation offers a deeper state of relaxation when compared to nitrous oxide (commonly known as “laughing gas”). Yet, since everyone reacts differently to oral sedation dentistry, Calgary patients — in rare instances — may find pill-based sedatives more difficult to manage than nitrous oxide, which is continuously administered. If you’ve had a negative experience with nitrous oxide in the past, this is just one reason to consider oral sedation during your next dental procedure.
Why Some Patients Prefer Oral Sedation Dentistry in Calgary
Overall, patients of Forest Lawn Dental Centre see oral sedation as having several benefits, such as it being easy to take in pill-form, its effectiveness, and the absence of needles. Oral sedation is great for those who have struggled with dental and medical anxieties, as well as those who are undergoing extensive dental work and just want to feel more relaxed and comfortable throughout the duration of the procedure.
It’s always a good idea to have someone drive you to and from your dental appointment so you are not impaired by the effects of oral sedation.
To discuss oral sedation dentistry, Calgary patients of Dr. Sandhu can call Forest Lawn Dental Centre to discuss whether oral sedation or IV sedation may be the right type of sedation during their procedure.