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SEDATION

PAIN-FREE SEDATION DENTISTRY

Do you suffer from elevated levels of anxiety or stress when you visit the dentist’s office? Does this make you want to avoid the dentist altogether?

If you answered “yes” to either or both of these questions, you may be a candidate for sedation dentistry. LifeSmiles Dental Corp specializes in treating patients who have extreme fear of dental procedures and who experience high levels of anxiety at the thought of a dental visit, whatever the root cause might be.

Our goal is to provide you with the dental care you need with a minimum of emotional trauma. Sedation dentistry is commonly used during even such routine procedures as teeth cleaning and check-ups. With the use of dentist-supplied sedatives, anxious patients can finally get the care they require. These sedatives won't put you to sleep, but they do allow you to relax and be comfortable during your dental appointment.

While under sedation you will feel completely relaxed, but will remain responsive and aware. We take care to monitor your vital signs during the procedure, but once the dentist completes his work, you will have little to no memory of what was accomplished.

Sedation dentistry is safe, easy and effective and allows nearly any patient to tolerate dental procedures that would otherwise be problematic. Don’t let a bad experience in the past prevent you from receiving the dental care you need today! Sedation dentistry can help you to achieve your goal of complete dental health.

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Anxiety No More

“The sedation service does exactly what it’s supposed to. I have extreme anxiety and now I can at least go to the dentist.”

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

  • DOES THE CLINIC HOURS FIT YOUR SCHEDULE?
    Your dental appointment should be able to work around your schedule. Taking off work or school for dental services shouldn't be the only option. LifeSmiles Dental Corp is open when you need them, 6 days a week including early mornings and late evenings.
  • HOW FAR IS THE DENTAL CLINIC?
    Does location really matter? Of course! The location can change your appointment from a one hour turn-over-time to a three hour trip. Especially if you have to consider buses, rush hour traffic, and/or if you're traveling with kids. LifeSmiles Dental has 6 convenient locations across Manitoba, with multiple clinics in Winnipeg.
  • HAVE YOU CHECKED THEIR REVIEWS?
    Always, always, always check a dentists online reviews! Reviews are a reliable source and will give you intel on how the clinic is operated. Google My Business, Facebook Reviews, and Yelp are great sources.
  • DO THEY PRACTICE PAIN-FREE DENTISTRY?
    LifeSmiles Dental Corp offers nitrous oxide and oral sedation to manage your pain and stress levels or you can go the traditional route of local anesthetic and still feel no pain. When you visit our clinic, please mention if you suffer from anxiety or are generally nervous about dental procedures. We will come up with the best plan of action, to make you feel the most comfortable.
  • HOW DOES THE DENTAL CLINIC HANDLE INSURANCE?
    Financial surprises aren't usually fun. If your dentist or the administrator is being vague about fees or their insurance procedure, it's a red flag. Don't continue with services until you know the breakdown of costs. At LifeSmiles Dental before we start a procedure we'll give you a cost-estimate so that you know approximately how much the treatment fees will cost. If you like, once we have a treatment plan and the cost we can check with your insurance company to see what is covered. This way we can submit your claim to your insurance company immediately if we have all the information we need. ​ Sometimes, if this information isn't readily available, you'll have the choice of either delaying treatment until we have 100% of the information or beginning treatment right away on a pay-as-you-go basis. ​ In order to make this decision easier, a LifeSmiles Treatment Coordinator will be happy to take the time to go over your insurance coverage and give you a better idea of what your best payment approach might be. Please contact us for more information.
  • WHAT IF YOUR INSURANCE DOESN’T COVER THE DENTAL WORK YOU NEED?
    They should have alternate financing options. LifeSmiles has several different interest-free payment plans to make it easier for you to get your dental work done when you need it.
  • DOES THE DETNAL CLINIC HAVE AMPLE FREE PARKING?
    You shouldn’t have to pay for parking for the privilege of going to get your dental work done. LifeSmiles offers free parking at our various locations. Most of our locations are near major bus routes as well.
  • DO THEY EXPLAIN YOUR INSURANCE COVERAGE AND HOW IT WORKS TO YOU, OR DO YOU HAVE TO EXPLAIN IT TO THEM?"
    LifeSmiles has a dedicated treatment coordinator to help you understand your insurance, including what it covers and how it works.
  • CAN THEIR DENTISTS FIT EMERGENCY PATIENTS IN IF YOU CHIP A TOOTH, LOSE A FILLING, HAVE SEVERE PAIN, ETC.?"
    If a clinic only has 1 or 2 dentists, they will have trouble fitting in a real emergency. LifeSmiles has 5 dentists on staff and can usually handle your situation that same day.
  • DO YOU HAVE TO GO ELSEWHERE TO GET MUCH OF YOUR DENTAL WORK DONE?
    If a convenient location is important, do you want to drive all over the city to get your dental work completed? LifeSmiles has lots of dentists on staff, each providing their own experience and expertise. This allows us to perform almost all of the oral health procedures you will require. Together, we bring over 50 years of experience to your dental care.
  • DOES THE DENTIST'S SUPPORT STAFF SHOW SINCERE CARE FOR YOUR COMFORT AND WELLBEING?
    Some of your time will be spent with staff other than the dentist. Their skill and attitude can greatly affect your dental experience. At LifeSmiles, our support staff will make your visit as comfortable as possible.
  • ASK ABOUT THEIR TECHNOLOGY
    Dental equipment and technology is always evolving, don't be shy to ask how advance a clinic is. For example, LifeSmile's newly installed digital X-ray reduces radiation! We are one of the first offices in South Winnipeg to offer this service. We even offer state-of-the-art sterilization practices and laser whitening dentistry. These perks aren't available at every clinic, so it's always best to double check.
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