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Sedation Dentistry in Calgary
We understand that going to the dentist probably isn’t on your list of favorite things to do.
After all, the fear of going to the dentist is quite common.
However, at Sierra Dental, we strive to reverse your perception of going to the dentist.
We believe that something as important and necessary as preserving your oral health and overall wellness should also be comfortable, and even enjoyable.
That’s why we offer multiple options for sedation dentistry to Calgary patients to help you feel relaxed and comfortable whatever procedure you may require: IV Sedation, Oral Sedation and Nitrous Sedation.
We find that our guests appreciate having multiple alternatives so we give you the opportunity to choose the sedation option you’re most comfortable with.
Dental sedation through an IV (intravenous) method is particularly effective for inducing deep relaxation and calm states in typical dental patients. It produces little or no memory of the dental procedure afterward and is an increasingly popular choice for patients with anxiety.
Nitrous Oxide, commonly known as “laughing gas” is a clear gas that is administered through a nasal mask. Because it is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream through the lungs, it helps calm nervous patients in a timely manner.
Frequently Asked Questions
Conscious sedation is used on children that require multiple procedures at once. This type of sedation is also used on children with special needs because it allows them to relax while the dental work is being done. Conscious sedation will not put your child to sleep, although they may become sleepy. They will still be able to respond to voices and have full control over their protective resources. These include:
- Gas (inhaled)
- Pill or syrup (swallowed)
- Shot (injected)
- Intravenously (through the veins)
Oral sedation is another form of dental sedation used for children. This type of sedation is often used on children who require more help when it comes to sitting still. It is also used when a child is extremely anxious about their dental procedure.
General anesthesia will render your child unconscious so that the dentist can safely work on their mouth. Your child will fall into a deep sleep and will feel no pain. General anesthesia is administered in a hospital by an anesthesiologist and is required for larger surgeries like the removal of tonsils. Your child will be monitored when they are under general anesthesia to ensure that no risks are incurred.
Patients will have a number of reasons as to why they prefer to be sedated. Nonetheless, a dentist will be happy to offer one of the various forms of sedation to a patient as long as they deem it to be necessary.
- Fear of pain
- Fear of dentists
- Sensitive teeth
- Chronic jaw pain
- Does not respond well to other anesthetics
Sedation can be extremely beneficial to patients. When going to the dentist frightens you, the thought of pain scares you, or you can’t sit still long enough for a lengthier procedure, consider sedation dentistry.