At Sonata Dental, we are committed to making sure you get the quality dental care you deserve by offering anxiety diminishing sedation dentistry options. It is our priority to make sure you receive excellent dental care in a comfortable and gentle environment.
Quality dental care should not hurt, which is why we provide treatment that our patients can trust. You can relax during your visit knowing Dr. Lawrence Lai, General Dentist, offers attentive care and sedation options to ensure your peace of mind and protect your oral health.
Oral Conscious Sedation
If you suffer from dental anxiety, Dr. Lai may recommend oral conscious sedation. These anti-anxiety pills tone down activity in the parts of your brain that cause you to feel anxious or afraid. They do not cause unconsciousness, but facilitate a state of physical relaxation. Remember, if you take oral sedation, you cannot drive before or after your appointment. Bring a friend or family member with you to make sure you arrive and get back home safely following your appointment.
Certain medications or health conditions may prevent you from taking oral sedation. We will carefully assess your medical and healthy history prior to administering any medication.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Unfortunately, dental anxiety can keep many patients from visiting the dentist for checkups and much-needed dental work. If dental appointments make you anxious, Dr. Lai can administer nitrous oxide (commonly known as “laughing gas”) to help you feel more at ease during your visit. At Sonata Dental in Airdrie, laughing gas is administered using a mask, allowing you to feel more at ease within minutes.
If you are feeling anxious about an upcoming visit, ask about nitrous oxide. When monitored carefully at the appropriate levels, it is extremely safe. Most of our patients are good candidates for this treatment, but we need to know if you have any allergies or sensitivities to eggs.
Contact Sonata Dental today to schedule your new patient sedation dentistry appointment with our General Dentist, Dr. Lawrence Lai. Your teeth will thank you!
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