We have seen hundreds of people like yourself who are frightened, nervous, or just plain scared of dentistry.
Relaxation and sedation options are available at Wing Dental to help you receive the dental care you need while being comfortable and free from dental anxiety. Our Peace River dentists have been trained in various types of dental sedation options.
We realize how important oral health is to our patients' overall health. We also know how dental phobias keep patients from seeking out treatment. Since neglect seldom leads to easy dental visits, this "fear of dentists" became a self-fulfilling prophecy. So to help our patients' dental phobias, we offer oral sedation, many patients who were too anxious, nervous, or too scared to get dental treatment done, now are much more willing and not as afraid to get the dental care that they need.
Nitrous oxide or ‘laughing gas” can be added to just about any dental appointment on request, even cleanings! The gas is delivered through a soft nose piece and provides relaxing effects within the first few minutes. With nitrous oxide, you are still completely conscious, just relaxed. Once your treatment is complete, the nitrous gas is turned off and the relaxing sedative wears off. You will be fully recovered at this point and can drive yourself to and from the appointment.
Oral conscious sedation is a deeper level of sedation compared to nitrous oxide. The medication is taken by mouth and makes you feel very sleepy. Although you will still be conscious, it will usually feel like you are dreaming or taking a light nap. Oral sedation lasts for several hours, and in most cases, all of your treatment can be completed in one visit. By the time sedative, effects begin to wear off, your dentist will be finished restoring your smile.
Oral sedation is one of the safest options for sedation in the dental office. Nearly all healthy patients are candidates and it works for people all ages 11 and older (we have options for younger children as well). The medication has a wide margin of safety and is administered when you arrive at the office. Local anesthetic is still required to make sure you are comfortable – it is given after you are sedated and before treatment begins. As a result of the properties of the medication used, most patients report little to no memory of the visit. You will need a ride to and from the appointment and there are special precautions to follow before the visit.
We offer IV sedation and wisdom teeth extraction.
IV Sedation can produce a deep level of sedation. It employs medications delivered intravenously to help the patient sink into a deeply relaxed state for as long as necessary to complete treatment. Many people do not choose IV sedation because they fear needles and the IV is a problem for them. Local anesthetic is still required to make sure you are comfortable – it is given after you are sedated and before treatment begins. You will need a ride to and from the appointment and there are special precautions to follow before the visit.
Sedation for dentistry allows you to receive the dental care that you want without the fear and anxiety often associated with dental treatment. You can take comfort in knowing that absolutely nothing will be done until you are completely comfortable. It is also great for busy individuals who don’t have time to dedicate to multiple dental appointments.
The benefits include: