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Conscious Sedation

Conscious Sedation

Nervous about your procedure? We understand. Did you know 7/10 patients report anxiety and fears around their procedure. Conscious sedation is a safe, cost effective method of providing anesthesia for many of our procedures.

Benefits include:

  • Diminishing anxiety and decreases awareness of the surrounding environment
  • Amnesia (decreased recollection of the event)
  • Diminishes pain

Conscious Sedation - Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide (lauding gas) is a safe and common method used in dentists offices, fracture clinics and even labour and delivery wards! When inhaled the gas slows down your body awareness and response time, resulting in a euphoric state. This treatment can be used to treat pain and is mildly sedating, as well as it helps with promoting relation and reduces anxiety.

Side affects are generally mild, reversible and resolve quickly as the gas remains in our systems for only a few moments. You are legally safe to drive or return to work shortly after your procedure, making laughing gas a great option for patients who want to be discrete and keep their treatments private.

IV/ or Oral Sedation

If you are among the small number of patients who don't tolerate nitrous oxide, or need the next level of sedation we also offer IV and/or oral sedation. This option involves either taking ant-anxiety medications orally or administering it intravenously with the goal of diminishing awareness and creating an amnesic state. This option is typically used during prolonged procedures or when the patient has a contraindication to nitrous oxide. During your procedure a nurse will continuously monitor your hemodynamics, pain and level of sedation adjusting dosing accordingly. Once complete you will ‘wake up’ with little awareness of procedure, and will remain foggy for a few minutes to hours. We require you remain in clinic for monitoring during this time, and request you have a designated driver to take you home.

Pricing:

  • Nitrous Oxide $250/treatment
  • IV/or Oral Sedation $500/treatment

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