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The staff and dentist are very friendly there and do whatever they have to do to keep you as comfortable as they can for whatever reason your visit might be. The dentist and staff do a great job doing what they do and I have not had any problems going there myself or my family. They do an excellent job and I trust their service that they provide to me and my family.

- Douglas J.
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Oral Sedation in Calgary: Conquer Your Anxiety at the Dentist’s Office

Woodcreek Dental Care offers patients a variety of options for sedation. Many people who suffer mild to moderate anxiety find that oral sedation taken during their appointment at Woodcreek Dental Care is sufficient to keep them calm throughout the visit.

We suggest that you discuss your concerns with Dr. Hartley, our oral sedation dentist in Calgary. During this conversation, we can decide whether sedation is necessary and, if it is, what level of sedation is required to keep you comfortable. We will also discuss your medical history, any medications you are currently taking and previous allergies or adverse reactions so that we choose the appropriate sedative for you.

Oral sedation is a useful and effective alternative for nervous patients and all procedures. While you are comfortable, the dental team can perform necessary procedures during your appointment.

Here are some answers to the questions we are most frequently asked about oral sedation:

What does an oral sedative do?
The medication helps reduce your anxiety during your dental appointment. You will generally feel more calm and relaxed and less aware of pain. You will still be conscious and responsive to questions.

Is oral sedation safe?
Dentists prescribe oral sedatives from the benzodiazepine family that have been trusted by medical professionals for decades. At Woodcreek Dental Care, you can also be confident that you are being treated by a team that has been trained and licensed in sedation dentistry.

Can you drive to and from your dental appointment?
You should not drive while on oral sedation. You should plan on having a companion drive you to and from your appointment and on spending the rest of the day at home.


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