Sedation Dentistry in Calgary SE

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We know some patients experience dental anxiety, which is why we offer a range of sedation options to make your visit a comfortable and relaxed one. Our team of highly skilled professionals is dedicated to providing you with high-quality dental care without compromising comfort.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry involves the use of medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. It is especially helpful for patients who suffer from dental anxiety or who require complex dental procedures. 

Sedation dentistry can help many patients have a much more pleasant experience at the dentist

How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?

The medication used in sedation dentistry can be administered in several ways, including through inhalation, oral ingestion, or injection. The type of medication and delivery method used will depend on the patient’s individual needs and preferences, with the goal of helping the patient relax.

Before your dental procedure, your dentist will review your medical history and discuss your sedation options with you. You will also be asked about any medications you are currently taking, as some medications have the potential to interact with sedatives.

What Are the Benefits of Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry offers several benefits to patients, including the following.

Reduced Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety can be a significant barrier to receiving necessary dental care. Sedation dentistry can help patients feel relaxed and at ease throughout their appointment.

Sedation dentistry can help minimize discomfort during dental procedures, allowing patients to undergo more extensive treatments without pain or soreness.

Dental procedures that would typically require multiple appointments can be completed in a single session with sedation dentistry, reducing the time and effort required for treatment.

Patients who are more comfortable and relaxed during their dental appointments are more likely to maintain regular dental checkups and treatments, leading to better overall dental health.

What Sedation Options Do You Offer?

Outdoor Dental offers a number of sedation options, including local anaesthesia, conscious sedation and nitrous oxide sedation, to help make your dental experience a comfortable one.

We administer local anaesthesia to numb the area around the tooth or teeth undergoing treatment to minimize discomfort during the procedure.

Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide sedation is a mild sedative that is inhaled through a mask that is placed over the patient’s mouth and nose. This option is ideal for more extensive procedures such as wisdom teeth removal.

Conscious sedation involves taking medication that induces a relaxed state.

Our team will work with you to determine the right sedation option depending on your specific needs and preferences. Contact us today to learn more about our sedation options and ask any questions you might have.

For those who experience anxiety or fear related to dental procedures, intravenous (IV) sedation can help create a more relaxed and comfortable experience while allowing you to remain conscious and responsive.

One of the key advantages of IV sedation in a dental setting is its ability to help alleviate anxiety and discomfort, making it an ideal option for individuals who may otherwise avoid necessary dental care due to fear. The dosage can be adjusted as needed during the procedure to maintain the desired level of sedation and help maintain a calm environment for you and your dental team.

The Importance of Choosing a Qualified Sedation Dentist

While sedation dentistry can offer significant benefits to patients with dental anxiety or those undergoing complex dental procedures, it is essential to choose a qualified sedation dentist. 

It’s also important to note that not all dental procedures require sedation. Our team can work with you to determine the best approach to your dental care, taking into account your specific needs and preferences.

How Can You Prepare for Dental Sedation?

Drink Plenty of Fluids

Make sure to drink at least 6–8 glasses of water the day before your visit. Since you won’t be able to eat or drink leading up to dental sedation, it’s important to fill up on fluids beforehand to prevent dehydration. 

Empty Your Stomach

Avoid eating or drinking anything before your appointment. Generally, dentists recommend avoiding eating or drinking after midnight the night prior, taking into account the sedation type and appointment time. 

Keeping your stomach empty is a precaution that helps prevent nausea when sedation gives a sensation of feeling “floaty.”

Wear Comfortable Clothes

Choose clothing that you feel comfortable wearing while in the dental chair. Avoid bringing anything that easily wrinkles. Whether you feel your best in sweatpants or pajama pants, you’re welcome to come in with any appropriate attire that helps you relax.

Arrange for Someone to Take You Home

Make plans to have a friend or family member pick you up after your appointment.

Having a helping hand and pre-arranged transportation can provide peace of mind, and it prioritizes your safety.

Bring Your Headphones

Listening to relaxing music, ASMR, or audio content can make relaxing easier. Bringing your headphones can help you pass any time in the waiting room, during your procedure, and during downtime after your procedure.

Plan for Post-Operation Downtime

Even though your only role is to stay still and relax, you’ll likely want a free schedule after your appointment. Take the rest of your day (or at least a few hours) off from work or school to recharge after dental sedation.

Experience Comfortable Dental Care in Calgary

Our sedation options are designed to help you feel at ease and relaxed during your dental visit. Contact us today to learn more about our sedation options or to schedule an appointment with our experienced team. We look forward to helping you achieve optimal dental health in a comfortable, stress-free environment.

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  • Suite 104, 3883 Front St. SE
  • Calgary, Alberta T3M 2J6

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  • Monday: 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Saturday*: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed
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