Oral Sedation

Your Lloydminster Choice for Oral Sedation Dentistry!

Oral sedation is a medication prescribed to reduce anxiety during your dental appointment. If we determine oral sedation is right for you, we will prescribe the appropriate medication that will work best for you, which is taken a few hours before your appointment. The effects of oral sedation last much longer than Nitrous Oxide. Patients who opt for sedation dentistry are required to have someone drive them to and from their visits, in addition to monitoring them for up to 24 hours after their visit.

What is Oral Sedation?

It provides light to moderate sedation for patients and is administered by taking one or two pills of sedative medication. This medication is strong enough to make patients feel sleepy and therefore relaxed, which helps alleviate the stress or anxiety associated with undergoing dental work. Patients still remain conscious enough to follow the dentist’s instructions throughout the dental procedure.

It allows people with dental anxiety or fear of the dentist to regain their confidence in the importance of regular hygiene and periodontal treatments. Routine dental care, such as dental hygiene visits, is essential when preventing the onset of more complex dental problems. Following a routine care and maintenance schedule helps our patients avoid the very thing they fear – with fewer visits to the dentist!

Is Oral Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Yes, it is considered to be very safe. At Tooth Suite, we ensure the safety of our Oral Sedation Dentistry patients by using monitoring equipment during the procedure, which includes a pulse oximeter and oxygen equipment. Our Dentists are also required to have reversal medication agents on hand in the rare case of an adverse reaction to the sedatives. Patients undergoing sedation dentistry services are required to have a responsible party drive them to and from their appointment and remain with them until the effects of the sedation have passed.

Have questions about Oral Sedation? Call Tooth Suite Family Dentistry
at (780) 875-4312 to schedule your consultation today!

Tooth Suite Family Dentistry has been proudly serving
Lloydminster for over 20 Years!

Disclaimer

Dr. Marianne Stelmaschuk, Dr. Sonia Thibault, Dr. Gladys NewLove-Heide are Lloydminster General Dentists. They are not specialists in Cosmetic or Family Dentistry. Cosmetic and Family Dentistry are not specialties recognized by the Alberta Dental Association & College (ADA&C). Our general dentists provide Cosmetic and Family Dental procedures such as Porcelain Veneers, Dental Crowns, Invisalign, and Teeth Whitening as part of their General Dentistry license. As Lloydminster Family Dentists, we provide General Dental procedures for all ages within the family. Dr. Prabhjot Singh is a licensed Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon and can offer Oral Maxillofacial specialty services as part of his license.