At Callingwood Dental Health Centre we understand that dental visits are not fun for all patients, so we offer a number of sedation options for those who struggle with anxiety so that their visit is more comfortable and enjoyable. Some patients may become anxious and unable to relax during an office visit. Studies have shown that as many as 30% of adults in North America are afraid of needles. Sedation dentistry offers these dental patients a safe and effective alternative. If you are hesitant about scheduling your next visit, you may want to consider sedation dentistry.
Various sedation options are available at Callingwood Dental Health Centre. We provide sedation during surgeries and other extensive treatments as well as offer it for anxious patients. The sedation methods available at our dentist office include IV, oral, and nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. A nurse with experience working emergency day surgeries is on staff to monitor patients who need sedation.
Benefits of IV Sedation
You are conscious during sedation at Callingwood Dental Health Centre, but are sleepy, more relaxed, and experience less anxiety. After a procedure, most patients find that recovery is easier from oral, IV, or nitrous sedation. During IV and oral sedation, your vital signs are monitored closely for immediate adjustments and for your comfort. It is safe for adults 18 and older, and many patients recover more easily from IV sedation than from general anaesthesia.