Sedation Dentistry in Regina, Saskatchenwan
Many people are afraid of the dentist, whether it be due to bad experiences, anxiety from the sounds or sights around the dental office, or a fear of pain associated with treatments. Dr. Acia Rizvi and Dr. Mina Patel understand how difficult it can be to relax at the dental office. That is why Courtside Dental offers sedation to help patients stay calm when receiving a dental service.
Our Regina dental team empathizes with patients’ anxieties and takes a compassionate and gentle approach when administering care. If you require treatment but are worried about a procedure or dental service, contact our Regina practice and see how sedation dentistry can assist you.
Benefits of Dental Sedation
Dental sedation offers patients a relaxed way of receiving treatment. This helps alleviate concerns and relieve patients of common concerns.
Before treatment, we ensure that the patient is fit to be sedated, going over each option and discussing how it affects their perception during treatment. Patients benefit from a few advantages when using sedation. Those include:
- Maximized comfort during a procedure
- Conscious and responsive yet completely calm
- Easily return to daily duties within the same day
- Safe for many patients
- Helps patients get through long procedures
- Improves the patient experience
More About Sedation
At Courtside Dental, we offer nitrous oxide, oral conscious, and IV sedation options. Both forms provide unique benefits for patients and selecting the right type of relaxant is dependent on the person.
Nitrous Oxide - Commonly known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is one of the least invasive forms of sedation. It is an inhalant that leaves patients in a euphoric state and disconnects them from the treatment they are undergoing. Oxygen quickly nullifies the effects of the laughing gas, leaving patients able to continue their day as they normally would.
Oral Conscious Sedation - Dr. Rizvi and Dr. Patel prescribe an oral sedative for adult patients who require a mildly strong relaxant. This is a great option for long and extensive procedures as this medicine dulls the senses. Depending on the strength of the numbing effect needed, our dentist may increase or lower the dosage to ensure your comfort and ability to go about your day.
IV Sedation – Patients are administered this sedation option intravenously. This form of relaxant is typically used for shorter treatments and delivers the medicine directly to the bloodstream. The effects of IV sedation are near immediate, and patients feel like they have slept through the entire procedure even though they remain responsive. For this method, patients must bring a designated driver to take them from the practice home.
Your well-being is our priority, and we want you to have a positive experience at our Regina office no matter if sedation is involved or not.
If you would like to know more about sedation during your next appointment, contact Courtside Dental today! Dr. Rizvi, Dr. Patel, and their team are passionate about improving the smiles of those within their community in Regina and its surrounding areas.