Do you experience dental anxiety and fear? If so, we recommend receiving sedation dentistry in Sundance. Dental anxiety and fear is normal and common, but should not and does not need to stand between you and getting the regular and important dental care and treatment you need to stay healthy. We offer a range of sedation dentistry options to respond to significant or minor dental anxiety.
At Chaparral Dental Wellness, our priority is to ensure that you are comfortable in the dental chair. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry near you! Contact us today to learn more about sedation dentistry in Sundance.
Sedation Dentistry Near You
Sedation dentistry in Calgary, AB is the use of sedatives to help you to relax while receiving dental treatment, or even before coming to an appointment. Sedation dentistry is not a one-size-fits-all solution, but a menu of options that may be appropriate depending on: how serious your anxiety and fear are and the type and duration of the dental care or treatment you’ll be receiving.
Sedation dentistry near you may be appropriate if you experience any of the following: significant soreness in the face and jaw; problems remaining seated for however long your appointment is expected to take; acute sensitivity to pain; a particularly sensitive gag reflex; and significant anxiety over or even fear of the smells, sounds, and anticipated pain or discomfort of dental procedures.
Depending on the level of your anxiety or fear and the nature of your dental appointment, sedation dentistry in Calgary, AB is available in a variety of formats. The first and mildest form of sedation is laughing gas — nitrous oxide that you inhale through a mask during your appointment. The effects of nitrous oxide fade quickly and are suitable for patients of all ages.
An increased level of sedation, while still remaining awake at all times, is available through oral sedation by swallowing a pill prior to your appointment or before treatment begins. While still awake, you’ll experience sedation and relaxation than from inhaling laughing gas. The effects of oral sedation persist longer than the effects of nitrous oxide.
The most significant level of sedation — one in which you are asleep — is administered through intravenous (IV) sedation. It is appropriate for the most severe forms and of dental anxiety and the longest and most intense types of dental procedures. IV sedation is controlled and monitored throughout the procedure.
Key Points About Sedation Dentistry
The following are essential key points to take note of when considering sedation dentistry in Sundance:
- Before determining if sedation dentistry near you is appropriate, we will carefully review your current medications, level of anxiety, and medical history.
- You should not drive to any appointment where you’ll receive sedation dentistry in Calgary, AB, and should arrange a ride home in advance.
- After receiving sedation dentistry, take the rest of the day off from work or caregiving to recover.
If you are interested in receiving sedation dentistry in Sundance, contact us today to determine if you are the right candidate for sedation dentistry near you!