General Dentistry and Preventative Care Services
Coming to the dentist should be worry free. Our team at Stoney Trail Dental want you to be relaxed because we care about your comfort and dental health. If you have a fear of the dentist, low pain tolerance or wiggle around a lot in the dentist’s chair, we understand.
Our dental sedation options are offered to help you feel calm, allowing the dentist to do his/her best work.
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Laughing Gas can be used by itself or combined with oral sedation depending on your procedure and anxiety level. Nitrous oxide being administered through a mask over your nose is a conscious sedation method. It takes a short amount of time for the full effects to take place and it wears off quickly allowing you to go ahead to drive home after your procedure. There is not an exact amount of time laughing gas will last during sedation, allowing us to administer it for the exact time needed.
Conscious sedation, also known as oral sedation leaves you awake but remembering little or nothing. An oral sedative is administered in the form of a pill. We provide this pill prior to treatment, usually an hour before so that you feel drowsy during your dentist appointment. You will feel tired for about 24 hours after your dosage therefore it is imperative someone drive you to and from the dentist. Your individual circumstances may require that we hook you up to monitors during the dental routine so your dentist at Stoney Trail Dental can monitor your heart rate, blood pressure and breathing.
IV sedation is an intravenous sedation. With this type of sedation, it is important for you be driven to and from our dentist office and taken home immediately after the procedure. A topical cream is administered to numb the area, for your comfort, where the IV is inserted.
Aftercare for Sedation Dentistry
To ensure your procedure is safe, comfortable and successful, it is important you follow the instructions provided by your dentists. Please do not operate a motor vehicle for 24 hours after your sedation. A companion including transportation home is needed following your appointment. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 403-248-2948. Detailed instructions for you and your companion will be provided, you may also view the documents below.