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Options for Sedation: Dentistry which Alleviates Anxiety in Red Deer

At Parkland Mall Dental Centre, we fully understand that undergoing a dental procedure can be scary! Our goal is to alleviate your fears and help you relax during the entire course of the procedure. Receiving a detailed explanation of each step of the procedure and what it will accomplish may not provide a full sense of comfort to all patients, and that’s why we provide options for sedation during our dentistry procedures.


Our method of sedation is nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas” as it is commonly called. What exactly does our nitrous oxide sedation process entail?



Laughing Gas

If you haven’t previously been sedated with nitrous oxide during a dental procedure, you’re likely wondering how the process works and what the effects of laughing gas are.


The process begins with the dentist applying a breathing mask over your mouth that will slowly emit the laughing gas. Because it’s invisible, odourless and tasteless, most patients find it to be a painless and relaxing experience. Once the laughing gas has been turned on, you will gradually begin to notice the physical effects.


There are a few common descriptions of the feelings experienced during this particular type of sedation:

  • A tingling feeling through the arms and legs
  • A level of physical well-being paired with a feeling of “floating” or euphoria
  • Most patients report a lower level of awareness and sensation during dental procedures; this means they often don’t even feel the freezing going in!


What are the benefits of those effects?

  • No “hangover” effect
  • No injection necessary
  • Very safe



Sedation Options for Dental Care in Red Deer

If you feel as if nitrous oxide is an appropriate sedation service for you or would like to learn more about the process, please give us a call today! We look forward to hearing from you.

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