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Feeling a little nervous in the dentist’s chair is very common. Most patients feel uneasy on some level during their visit. For some, however, an appointment is a not only unpleasant but highly anxiety-inducing experience. If visiting the dentist causes extreme uneasiness, or you have been putting off dental work due to anxiety, sedation dentistry is a great option.

Sedation Dentistry is Ideal for Patients who:

  • Are nervous or anxious about their dental care
  • Require a lot of dental work at one time
  • Have difficulty becoming and staying frozen
  • Have a severe gag reflex or are claustrophobic
  • Need Oral Surgery like Wisdom Teeth Extraction (removal)
  • Have a low pain threshold
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What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a way of keeping you calm and relaxed through the use of sedatives during your dental procedures. Taking care of your teeth does not need to be painful or stressful. For those with severe dental anxiety, sedation dentistry can be the difference between accessing dental care and avoiding it altogether. Sandstone Dental sees many patients for sedation dentistry in Calgary, who might never see a dentist at all without sedation. Our dentists have completed additional training and are certified by the Alberta Dental Association to provide Conscious Sedation to our patients.

What are the Types of Sedation Dentistry
Is Offered at Sandstone Dental?

Sandstone Dental offers different types of sedation dentistry, depending on the patient and the dental procedure:

  • Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
  • Oral Sedation
  • IV Sedation
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

Laughing gas provides light sedation for anxious patients, or any patient who would benefit from feeling more relaxed during their dental visit. It is administered by breathing in through the nose to help patients relax and remain in a comfortable state during their dental treatment.

Oral Sedation

Oral Sedation provides light to moderate sedation for patients. It is administered by taking one or two pills of sedative medication. This medication will make patients feel relaxed and comfortable, which helps alleviate the stress or anxiety associated with undergoing dental work. Patients still remain alert enough to follow the dentist’s instructions throughout the dental procedure.

IV Sedation

IV or intravenous sedation provides moderate and profound sedation for our patients. It is administered by an injection of sedative medication. IV sedation has a rapid onset, it takes effect within a matter of seconds. With IV sedation we can modify the amount of sedative medication to achieve a level of sedation level that’s right for you. You will remain awake and be able to communicate with us but feel totally relaxed and far removed from any anxiety or concern. You will find time passes quickly and you will have little or memory of your dental visit. IV sedation is an increasingly popular choice for our patients with dental anxiety.

Sedation Dentistry is Safe and Effective!

Sedation Dentistry is a safe and effective way to provide relaxation, comfort, and an amnesiac effect during your dental treatment. It has proven successful at reducing anxiety during dental treatment and gives you the confidence to get the dental treatment and care that you need and/or desire. Don’t let fear stop you from achieving optimum oral health!

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Contact Sandstone Dental today at (403) 275-3131 for any questions regarding sedation dentistry options and/or to book an appointment with one of our general dentists.

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