Redwood Dental Centre - Thunder Bay

Sedation in Thunder Bay

Sedation and sleep dentistry are effective methods that ensure you remain calm and anxiety-free throughout your dental procedure, promoting a relaxed experience.
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Experience Dentistry Free From Stress And Anxiety

Discover a dental experience free from stress and anxiety with the help of anesthetic and sedation options. These methods are designed to eliminate pain and discomfort during your dental procedure. Various techniques can be combined to ensure comprehensive coverage, tailored to your individualized treatment plan and personal needs, guided by the expertise of your dentist or specialist.

Sedation techniques can be categorized into three main groups, each offering unique benefits. These include:

Local Anesthesia

This tried-and-true method involves numbing a specific area where the treatment is being performed. With a carefully administered local anesthetic, you’ll experience temporary numbness, alleviating any pain while you may still feel some pressure.

Conscious Sedation

Through the use of prescription medication, laughing gas, or intravenous administration, conscious sedation induces a state of complete relaxation while you remain awake. This method is often combined with local anesthesia to enhance your comfort during the procedure. Despite being conscious, patients often have little to no memory of the treatment.

Sleep Dentistry

With general anesthesia or deep sedation, sleep dentistry offers a nearly or fully unconscious state. Patients who choose this option often have no recollection of the procedure. Afterward, you’ll remain relaxed and drowsy, requiring someone to accompany you home and stay with you.

Experience dentistry without the burden of stress or anxiety by selecting the most suitable sedation option for your needs.

The Benefits Of Dental Sedation

Sedation and sleep dentistry are valuable choices that enable us to cater to patients from diverse backgrounds and with varying challenges. These approaches offer numerous advantages, including:

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

At times, the fear and apprehension surrounding dental treatment can be more distressing than the actual procedure. Don’t let dental anxiety become a barrier to receiving the necessary dental care you require. Whether you experience mild unease or extreme dental anxiety that prevents you from seeking treatment, we encourage you to communicate your concerns. We are here to assist you and provide the support you need.

Make Time Fly By

During lengthy procedures that require you to maintain an open-mouth position for an extended period, sedation ensures your relaxation and comfort. With sedation, the procedure will seem to be completed swiftly, without you even realizing it. If intravenous (IV) sedation is necessary, the experience will feel as if time has passed in an instant.

Tailored for Your Personal Needs

Are you prone to having a sensitive gag reflex? Do you experience chronic restlessness or restless leg syndrome? Does local anesthesia fail to be effective for you? Sedation proves to be immensely beneficial in numerous situations, guaranteeing accessibility to treatment for all individuals.

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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You can have peace of mind knowing that we take the time to communicate with every patient, thoroughly discussing their medical history. This comprehensive evaluation allows us to determine if sedation dentistry is the appropriate choice for you.

Sedation induces a rapid sense of drowsiness and relaxation. Some individuals may notice a gentle tingling sensation. Following the procedure, you might experience mild amnesia, with little to no recollection of the treatment itself.

The majority of sedation dentistry techniques do not involve inducing sleep in patients. Instead, sedation dentistry aims to create a state of profound relaxation for patients. In fact, you may not even recall any details of the procedure once it is completed.

Whenever sedation is administered, we emphasize the significance of arranging for a friend or family member to accompany you, both for transportation and companionship. Allowing the sedation to fully wear off and giving your body the necessary rest before resuming your normal activities is crucial for your well-being and recovery.

If you have undergone sedation during your dental procedure, we recommend taking the day off to allow for proper recovery. As a general guideline, it is advisable to allocate a 24-hour period before resuming your regular activities. The duration of drowsiness can vary depending on the type of sedation administered, typically ranging from 2 to 8 hours.

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