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Sedation Dentistry

Feeling uneasy when visiting the dentist? You are not alone– in fact, dental anxiety affects up to 75% of people. At Lifepath Dental & Wellness, we understand this and take your comfort and peace of mind very seriously. That's why our Chestermere dentists offer sedation dentistry options to help you relax and feel more at ease during your dental visit. Let us put your mind at ease with our caring and professional team.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry has helped many people manage their dental phobias and enabled them to take the steps needed to get the dental care they need. We welcome you to book a consultation appointment to see if sedation dentistry is right for you!

How is Sedation Dentistry administered?

Sedation Dentistry uses various sedative options to achieve a relaxed, easy and calm state in our patients. The sedatives we use range from mild to moderate and may be administered by our Chestermere Dentists in one of three ways:

  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  • Oral Medication Sedation
  • Intravenous (IV) Sedation

So what type of Sedation Dentistry is best for me?

When considering which type of sedation dentistry may be right for you, it is important to disclose to your Lifepath dentist any drug or medications you use so that our Chestermere dentists can select the appropriate method for you. We suggest that you bring a detailed list of your medical history, including any medications and nutritional supplements you may be taking. Contact Lifepath Dental & Wellness' chestermere sedation dentists, to book your initial consultation appointment.

What are the Benefits of Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation Dentistry allows people who are experiencing dental anxiety or fear to stop avoiding regular dental hygiene and periodontal treatments. Routine dental care, such as dental hygiene visits, is essential in preventing more complex dental problems. By following recommended routine care and maintenance, patients can avoid the very thing they fear and end up with fewer visits to the dentist!

Another benefit of Sedation is that the perception of time that a patient experiences during a visit feels like minutes rather than long periods of time. Therefore, your dentist can perform longer, more complex procedures in a single visit rather than several visits.

As a result, fewer appointments mean that treatments like the replacement of missing teeth, wisdom teeth extractions, smile makeovers, implants or bridges, as well as root canals and other complex dental treatments are no longer out of reach for patients with dental anxiety.

Is Sedation Dentistry safe?

The good news is that sedation dentistry is very safe. We ensure the safety of our Sedation Dentistry patients by using monitoring equipment during the procedure, including a pulse oximeter and oxygen equipment. Our Dentists are also CPR-trained and are required to have reversal medication agents on hand in the rare case of an adverse reaction to the sedatives.

If you have any questions or concerns about Sedation Dentistry, please let us know. At Lifepath Dental & Wellness, we are happy to take the time to make sure you are informed and feel completely comfortable with your upcoming treatment.

Is Sleep Dentistry the same as Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is often referred to as sleep dentistry. However, the term β€œSleep Dentistry” can be misleading. When we use sedatives, you are not actually asleep, though you may feel quite sleepy due to the effects of the sedatives. Note that the term sleep dentistry is often associated with the use of general anesthesia. The use of general anesthesia in dentistry is not considered to be Sedation Dentistry.

Does my insurance cover Sedation Dentistry?

Most insurance coverages typically do not include Sedation Dentistry; however, some sedation dentistry procedures may be covered based on your treatment. Since each extended health plan is unique, it's best to check with your dental insurance company to determine if you may be eligible for coverage. At Lifepath Dental & Wellness, our dental team can assist you with this process and with making the necessary financial arrangements.

What to consider on the day of the Sedation appointment.

If you have booked a Sedation Dentistry appointment, we require you to be accompanied by a responsible caregiver who can accompany you home. After the appointment, it is recommended that the caregiver stays with you until the effects of the sedation are gone.

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