Sedation Dentistry Near You
Sedation dentistry helps adults deal with common dental fear and anxiety. Sedation dentistry is available in many options and levels to help respond to minor and significant anxiety. We provide sedation dentistry in Craston to help prevent anxiety and fear from undermining your oral care and dental health.
Receiving Sedation Dentistry
Our dental clinic offers sedation dentistry near you for specific dental treatments. Sedation dentistry uses sedative medications to help you relax before or while receiving dental treatment. Sedation comes in several different forms depending on the seriousness of your anxiety and the type of dental work to be performed.
We hope you will feel comfortable to explain any anxiety that you are feeling so that we can adjust our services and offer alternatives that may ease that fear while still providing the best treatment you need and deserve. If experiencing any of the following, sedation dentistry may be appropriate: extreme face and jaw muscle soreness; difficulty sitting for the length of time treatment may require; particular pain sensitivity; particularly sensitive gag reflex; and strong fear and anxiety over anticipated smells, sounds, or discomfort of dental treatment. If you are seeking sedation dentistry in Calgary, AB, please contact our dental office and they will answer any questions you have!
Dental Sedation Options
If you are seeking Sedation dentistry in Calgary, AB there are several forms available. The mildest form of sedation is nitrous oxide — laughing gas — that you inhale during the procedure. This mild sedation is safe for all ages and dissipates quickly. A moderate level of sedation is available with oral sedation — through a pill — the night before your appointment or just before treatment begins. You’ll be awake at all times, but more heavily sedated than if you had inhaled nitrous oxide. Oral sedation does not wear off as quickly as laughing gas.
For the most severe forms of anxiety or extensive procedures, dental sedation can be provided through intravenous (IV) sedation. This involves injecting a sedative through an IV line monitored by our staff at all times. With IV sedation, you are asleep. It is a powerful and effective solution for the most extreme forms of anxiety.
Key Points About Sedation Dentistry
- We will review your medical history, level of anxiety, and current medications to determine if sedation dentistry is appropriate for you.
- If you are looking to receive sedation dentistry, please do not drive to and from your appointment.
- Sedation dentistry has an impact on you. Take some time off from work or caregiving for a day while recovering.
If you are interested in learning more about sedation dentistry near you, contact our dental office today.