At Prairie Mall Dental Clinic in Grande Prairie, our dentists provide options for dental sedation to help you feel more comfortable during lengthy procedures and calm anxious patients.
What is Dental Sedation?
With dental sedation, we use a range of techniques to make our patients feel more relaxed during dental procedures. At Prairie Mall Dental Clinic, we do everything in our power to help patients feel comfortable.
Along with options for dental sedation, we provide calm reassurance as needed, take breaks when you request them and work at your pace. Our dentists can help determine whether a dental sedation option is right for you.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide calms patients, though they remain awake and able to communicate. This sedative is inhaled through the nose and mouth, and tends to boost pain threshold, lessen anxiety, make time pass more quickly and decrease gag reflex.
Oral sedatives are liquids or pills your dentist can prescribe. Taken orally before a dental appointment, this medication allows you to stay awake for the procedure, but creates a calming effect so help you relax.