Frequent questions about sedation in dentistry
Perhaps you have questions in regards sedation to your dentistry before receiving treatment. Here we discuss a number of the most typical questions and answers about our sedation solutions.
Is sedation dentistry the same as being unconscious?
The answer to this is simply no. You are still conscious and able to respond to commands while being in a very relaxed state of mind.
Will I feel anything during my treatment?
Generally speaking, patients don’t feel anything. There is a minimal level of discomfort, and lots of patients get up feeling comfortable and at ease with little memory of the treatment.
Is sedation safe?
Sedation for your dental procedures is offered in line with the Alberta Dental Association & Colleges requirements and guidelines. Before booking your sedation appointment, it is required to have a physician complete a pre-operative physical to ensure you are generally fit for sedation.
How long does it take the sedation to wear off?
The answer to this question depends on the dose of sedative you have received, how long your procedure was, and also how fast your body can recover. Due to drowsiness caused by the sedation, it is required that you have a friend or family member drive you to and from your appointment. It is advised that you do no not drink alcohol, drive a vehicle, work with machinery or sign any legal documents as you are legally impaired for 24 hours after the sedation.
All dental services performed by a general dentist.