At A Better Smile, we offer three different sedation alternatives for your dentistry procedures
. It is important to us that your visits to the dentist are relaxed and pain-free.
Happy Gas Sedation
This is the lightest type of sedation. There are several ways to sedate a patient that result in anxiolysis. Here we use an inhalation of nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas
We also provide a moderate level of sedation called conscious sedation. Conscious sedation can be induced with oral medication or through inhalation.
In some cases, we use both oral sedation and nitrous oxide to achieve the most relaxed state. While you are becoming more relaxed, you will be laying in a comfortable chair, with a blanket, in a dimly-lit, quiet room. Once you are relaxed and comfortable, a local anaesthetic is administered to provide you with a pain-free experience.
Depending on the patient, oral sedation may last from two to six hours. In order to ensure your well-being, it’s best to arrange for a companion to take you home.
Deep: IV sedation
Deep sedation put the patient in the state between conscious and unconscious. During deep sedation, the patient is completely unresponsive. This is best done with IV sedation where the sedative is directly administered into your circulatory system.
Sleep sedation with IV in dentistry enables even the most anxious patients to undergo dental treatment. During treatment, you will not experience any pain or discomfort. And when you awake after the procedure you will have no memory of the treatment. Like with conscious sedation, to ensure your well-being, you should arrange for a companion to take you home.