COVID -19 update • WE ARE NOW OPEN! Your health and well-being continues to be our top priority.

COVID -19 update • WE ARE NOW OPEN! Your health and well-being continues to be our top priority.

(403) 382-2273

We Are Now Open!

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice, and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA&C), Health Canada and the Canadian Centre For Occupational Health and Saftey(CCOHS).

We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

To ensure the health and wellbeing of our patients and team members, we have installed 2 different types of air purifiers at our dental office. Both of these are manufactured by the Canadian company, Surgically Clean Air.

  • CASCADE WHITE - The Cascade White is the first unit you will see when you enter our office. We have placed this in the waiting area because this is the largest room in our office. The Cascade White is able to filter up to 576 cubic feet per minute.

    The Cascade White filter has 6 stages of filtration including UV sterilization, plus two additional negative ion chambers to ensure the air is as fresh as possible. These six filters capture 99.998% of dust particles, pollen, volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), mold, allergens, viruses, odors (like formaldehyde and smoke), bio-aerosols, nitrous oxide, and many other pollutants that are found in the inside air. The negative ion generator makes the indoor environment feel more pure, clean, and energized.
  • JADE - The Jade filter is what you will find in each of our operatories. The Jade filters still have the same 6 stage filtering system and will move 383 cubic feet per minute. This means the Jade will filter all the air in a 10 x 10 room in about 2 minutes. 

Both of these filters perform their duties without being loud, (an industry-leading low level of about 55DB) or creating a “breeze” that can be uncomfortable for our patients. 

Some additional changes you may also see when it is time for your next appointment. For example:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office. We will not allow patients to enter our office who have symptoms or have traveled outside of Canada in the last 2 weeks.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • In the interest of physical distancing, we are advising all adult patients to attend the office alone to prevent crowding. 
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
  • For our safety and yours, we currently cannot accept walk-ins. 

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (403) 382‑2273.

So come on in to get your dental work done and enjoy Surgically Clean Air! 

Sedation for Dentistry

Your Lethbridge Family Dentist

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Does the thought of going to the dentist make you uneasy?

Does it make you so tense you delay or skip appointments?

At Cool Dental in Lethbridge, we understand that people respond differently to dental visits.

Don’t be embarrassed if you have dental fears or anxieties. We encourage you to communicate with us so we can ease your discomfort during appointments and receive the dental care you need. Sedation dentistry achieves this. That’s why we’re happy to offer it in our practice.

What causes dental anxiety?

Dental fear can be associated with the fear of needles or pain. Dental anxiety, on the other hand, can be triggered simply by thinking about dental appointments or hearing sounds at the dental office.

Dental phobias, meanwhile, can be due to traumatic childhood experiences at the dentist.

It can be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause. You may no longer remember when it started. In some cases there can be more than one trigger.

The following are signs you may be experiencing dental anxiety or fears:

  • Difficulty sleeping or focusing before an appointment
  • Negative thoughts about dentistry
  • Delay or avoidance of dental visits even if you’re in pain or experiencing a dental emergency
  • Adverse physical reactions, i.e. panic, excessive sweating, shaking, and upset stomach

How sedation dentistry helps

Sedation dentistry uses medications to relax patients during dental appointments. Here in our practice, we offer laughing gas, oral sedation, and IV sedation.

  • Nitrous oxide. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a mild sedation that’s delivered through a mask and wears off quickly. You’re conscious throughout the appointment and can also communicate with your dental team.
  • Oral sedation. Medication that’s taken orally prior to your appointment that has a sedating effect. You may feel drowsy and fall asleep during your treatment. Not to worry, we can wake you up with a gentle shake at any point.
  • IV sedation. IV sedation is administered intravenously. It works faster, and the dosage can also be adjusted at any time depending on your needs.

How to get dental sedation

We’re happy to educate you further about available options at our practice if you feel you need dental sedation for your appointments.

We invite you to book an initial consultation so we can talk more about your dental concerns and recommend a type of sedation based on your medical and health history, anxiety level, and the treatment you’re receiving.

Please know that we won’t force you to proceed with any treatment. We can wait until you’re ready, and we also encourage you to ask dental-related questions that you have so we can address them for you.

Understanding your treatment plan can make you feel more at ease.

Sedation dentistry, coupled with other strategies, can help you overcome dental anxiety. In addition, the use of the latest dental innovation makes procedures faster, more accurate, and more comfortable.

Sedation Dentistry in the Lethbridge area

We’re happy to assist you with your dental-related inquiries before scheduling a procedure.

We understand that managing dental anxiety and fears can be overwhelming. Our entire team at Cool Dental is here to give you a hand. We do our best to keep the dental office environment warm, welcoming, and supportive.

So please don’t delay going to the dentist any further. The earlier you receive the dental care you need, the easier and more cost-effective it is for you.

Waiting too long can result in any issue worsening and requiring comprehensive treatments.

If you’re wondering which dental sedation option is for you, call us at (403) 382-2273.

Let’s schedule your appointment and get you out of pain or discomfort and into a healthier, more beautiful smile.


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Are you ready for a new dental experience?

CONTACT INFO

Phone: (403) 382-2273

[email protected]
1917 Mayor Magrath Dr S #10
Lethbridge, AB T1K 2R8
Canada

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