At Evergreen Dental we take pride on providing the most relaxing experience. Sedation in dentistry is the use of medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. In combination with Tv's on all ceilings, weighted blankets, blackout glasses and noise cancelling headphones. The goal of sedation is to make the patient comfortable and reduce anxiety or pain. There are several types of sedation dentistry at our Winnipeg dental clinic:
NITROUS SEDATION (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide sedation, also known as laughing gas, is a type of conscious sedation used in dentistry procedures to help patients relax and manage pain or anxiety. The nitrous oxide is inhaled through a mask or nasal hood and acts quickly to produce feelings of calmness and well-being. The patient remains awake and able to respond to commands during the procedure, but may have a dream-like or fuzzy memory of the experience. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly after the mask is removed and you are able to drive home.
ORAL CONSCIOUS (Pill Medication)
For those patients we offer a conscious sedation. Conscious sedation allows for a full body relaxation that makes you feel sleepy. The goal is for spontaneous eye closure and a sense of relaxation. Remember that you are not sleeping through the entire procedure or "completely out of it". We need you to respond to commands for opening and closing. If you are interested in being "completely knocked out" there are options in a hospital setting to receive IV sedation or general anaesthesia. The sedation medication we give at our office is a combination of triazolam and diphenhydramine. Most patients do not remember the procedure and you will need a ride home afterwards as the medication lasts from 6-8 hours. During the procedure we will need to monitor your blood pressure, oxygen saturation and heart rate. We will need to obtain your medical history and have you read through our sedation forms that can be downloaded. All information is provided in the forms that will get you to read and sign prior to the appointment.
Dr. Luschinski has received extra training in sedation dentistry and is registered with the Manitoba Dental Association for being able to provide conscious oral sedation. He will go through any questions you may have associated with your appointment.
IV SEDATION (Administered Through a Vein)
Dr. Piche took his hospital residency at Western University. He is able to provide IV sedation. Intravenous (IV) sedation is a type of conscious sedation used in dentistry to help patients relax and feel more comfortable during procedures. The sedative drug is administered directly into the bloodstream through an IV line, which allows for quick and controlled delivery of the medication. The goal of IV sedation is to produce a state of deep relaxation and reduced awareness, so that the patient is less anxious and more cooperative during dental treatment. The patient is awake and responsive, but they may not remember much of the procedure. IV sedation is typically administered by a hospital trained dentist.