Nitrous oxide sedation, also known as “laughing gas”, is a form if conscious sedation. Conscious sedation is the use of drugs to induce calmness and reduce anxiety for an individual, without causing loss of consciousness.
Nitrous oxide sedation is a safe, predictable and effective method to manage a patients’ anxiety.| http://www.greatsmile1.com/NitrousOxideSedation.aspx| A gas mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide are delivered thorough a nosepiece to the conscious patient. As the gases begin to take their effect, the patient may experience tingling in their fingers, toes,mouth, nose, head and chest. The patient may also experience a “good warm feeling”, both relaxed and comfortable.
Are you delaying treatment you need or want? Terrified to pick up the phone to schedule because of painful procedures in the past? Have trouble gagging or getting numb? Overwhelmed by thoughts of repeated visits to the dentist? Experiencing dental pain? Looking to smile again with confidence? If you answered yes to one or more of the questions above, you are not alone. Fortunately, you have come to the right place for cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
For many, going to the dentist is a needlessly frightening event, even though dentistry has changed dramatically in the past years. With modern technology, a visit to Dr. Stevens can now be relaxing and life changing. Unfortunately, this is not enough for over 100 million people who avoid the dentist due to fear. New sedation dentistry techniques can make treatment pain free, reducing what would take multiple sessions to a single visit.
With the use of oral medications, patients can now have their dental care accomplished while they are totally relaxed and absolutely comfortable. Sedation dentistry can give you back that confident smile you may have thought impossible.
Here’s How it Works
Step 1 – Making your first appointment
The solution is a phone call away. You may be anxious or fearful but our Team can answer all your questions and help yon feel more comfortable coming for your initial visit. We are to help you as we have many others successfully.
Step 2 – Welcoming visit
We welcome the opportunity to get to know you. We will do no more at this visit than you are comfortable with. If that means only discussing your wants, fears, and goals, that is as far as we will go. If you are ok to take x-rays or have Dr. Stevens look in your mouth, we will gently accomplish that. If sedation will be required to accomplish the diagnosis we will schedule accordingly. You will never be judged or embarrassed.
Step 3 – Arriving for treatment
Your companion will bring you to the office. The latest in monitoring equipment tracks your vital signs throughout the procedure to insure your safety. We promise to never proceed unless you are totally relaxed and comfortably sedated. You will be amazed at how much can be accomplished in such a seemingly short period of time.
Step 5 – Going home
You will need a companion to take you home. Post-treatment instructions and any necessary medications will be provided to you and your companion. This will insure you continue to be comfortable after your care.
Step 6 – The next day
You are free to resume your normal activities. Most patients feel no discomfort or residual effects from the dental treatment. Fortunately, sedation medications have an amnesic effect. That means you will have very little memory of your visit.
The dentist office does not have to be a place of fear and pain. Whether you are searching for the finest in cosmetic dentistry, permanent dentures, tooth whitening, or basic restorative care, Dr. Stevens and his dedicated staff are there to ensure that you receive the very best in the most relaxed and comfortable setting available. Make that call today to begin your journey.
Contact us today at (204)201-0580 to schedule a sedation dentistry consultation!
28-845 Dakota Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 5M3