Going to the dentist creates anxiety for some. For those patients we offer a conscious sedation. Conscious sedation allows for a full body relaxation that makes you feel sleepy. The goal is for spontaneous eye closure and sense of relaxation. Remember that you are not sleeping through the entire procedure or "completely out of it".
We need you to respond to commands for opening and closing. If you are interested in being "completely knocked out" there are options in a hospital setting to receive IV sedation or general anaesthesia. The sedation medication we give at our office is a combination of triazolam and diphenhydramine. Most patients do not remember the procedure and you will need a ride home afterwards as the medication lasts from 6-8 hours. During the procedure we will need to monitor your blood pressure, oxygen saturation and heart rate. We will need to obtain your medical history and have you read through our sedation forms that can be downloaded. All information is provided in the forms that will get you to read and sign prior to the appointment.
Dr. Luschinski has received extra training in sedation dentistry and is registered with the Manitoba Dental Association for being able to provide conscious oral sedation. He will go through any questions you may have associated with your appointment.