sedation Services

Oral Sedation

Many people who suffer mild to moderate anxiety find that oral sedation taken during their appointment.

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IV Sedation

Is fear keeping you away from the dentist chair? If such is the case, we understand and are here to help.

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Why Use Sedation?

Sedation Dentistry Empowers You to Improve Your Oral Health
When people suffer from anxiety about pain, needles, or any kind of dental work, it makes going to the dentist a challenge. Sometimes patients have phobias that cause the kind of panic and terror that cannot be overcome by willpower alone.

We provide the option of sedation or sleep dentistry at our SW Calgary dental clinic because it is risky to delay having dental work done for any reason. Our goal is to deliver the care you need in a relaxed, non-threatening environment.

How Sedation Dentistry Works

We offer different types and levels of sedation, and we always work with you to determine what your specific needs are.

Oral Sedatives
For some of our patients, a prescription for a mild oral sedative taken before the procedure is enough to help them deal with mild anxiety. Together with a local anesthetic to numb the tooth, you will remain relaxed, comfortable, and in control of your movements

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Moderate Sedation

For certain procedures, we offer the possibility of nitrous oxide in addition to using a local anesthetic. This breathable gas is mixed with oxygen and is inhaled through a mask that covers the nose. Nitrous oxide helps you relax and feel calm while dental work is taking place.

For patients who are dealing with severe worry or phobias, IV sedation may be appropriate. It allows you to sleep through the procedure — and your anxiety.

More About Sedation in Our Calgary Dental Blog

Drugs Used in Oral Sedation Dentistry
Your dentist has a number of drug options to choose from if you require oral sedation for your appointment. These drugs include … Read the article – Drugs Used in Oral Sedation Dentistry

Dentistry – 7 Myths About Sedation
Some forms of sedation dentistry, such as nitrous oxide, have helped better patients’ experiences in their dentists’ chairs since the 1800s. But some patients avoid talking to their dentist about it due to one of these 7 misconceptions. Read the article – 7 Myths About Sedation

Sedation Dentistry for Children?
When it comes to prescribing sedatives for children, most parents are understandably a little bit cautious. However, when properly administered for dental surgery, not only are sedatives completely safe even for children, they often make dental operations safer. Read the article – Is Sedation Dentistry Safe for Children?

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You?
Sedation dentistry can help patients feel much more relaxed during dental work. Many people fear dental procedures. They worry about the discomfort and pain they might feel during the procedure. Some people have high general anxiety, which is heightened further when they are in a dental chair. Some people have a fear of sitting in the dentist’s chair, whether it’s for an important dental procedure or just a teeth cleaning. Read the article – Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You??

How to prepare for your initial consultation with the Dentist to discuss the benefits of Oral or IV sedation
We will gather information regarding your health, and discuss your needs. If you are comfortable, we will take x-rays and discuss your dental needs. It is critical that you provide our dental team with an updated health history.When you and your dentist decide on the method of sedation for your upcoming appointment, you will need to make some preparations. Read the article – How to prepare for your initial consultation with the Dentist for Oral or IV sedation