Your Choice for SW Calgary Sedation Dentistry

Are You Nervous or Anxious About Visiting the Dentist? You May Want to Choose Sedation Dentistry!

If even the thought of a trip to the dentist makes you feel somewhat anxious, you are not alone! Fear of the dentist and fear of the dental chair is reported to occur in up 75% of people visiting the dentist in some form or another. At Kingsland Family Dental Care, your complete comfort and well-being during your next dental visit are extremely important to us, which is one reason why we offer sedation dentistry options for patients wanting to minimize their anxiety during their next dental visit.

Kingsland Family Dental Care | SW Calgary Sedation DentistryWhat is Sedation Dentistry?

The first step on your path to an anxiety-free dental visit is to understand what Sedation Dentistry is and how it may benefit you. Sedation Dentistry has helped many people manage their dental phobia and enabled them to take the needed steps to get the care they need for their dental health. We welcome you to request a complimentary meet and greet appointment to see if Sedation Dentistry is right for you!

How is Sedation Dentistry administered?

Sedation Dentistry uses various sedative options to achieve a relaxed, easy and calm state in our patients. The sedatives we use range from mild to moderate in their effect and may be administered at Kingsland Family Dental Care in one of two ways:

  • Oral Medication Sedation
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation

What type of Sedation Dentistry is best for me?

When considering which type of sedation dentistry may be right for you, it is important to disclose to your Dentist any past drug or medications you may be using so that our SW Calgary dentist can select the appropriate method for you. We suggest that you bring a detailed list of your medical history, including any medications and nutritional supplements you may be taking to your initial consultation. Please contact Kingsland Family Dental Care, to request your initial meet and greet visit.

Kingsland Family Dental Care | SW Calgary Hygiene DentistryAbout Oral Sedation Dentistry

Oral Sedation dentistry is a way of keeping you calm and relaxed through the use of sedatives that are taken by mouth before your dental visit. Medical advancements have helped create alternatives for administering sedatives without using injections.

Deciding if oral sedation is right for you involves addressing many factors before reaching a decision. We can take you through every step of the procedure, from the day before treatment to the moment you head back home.

Through a pre-treatment consultation, we will check your dental history, your anxiety levels, and other health factors. Taking sedatives may pose risks; therefore it is very important for us to know about medical conditions that may be adversely affected by sedation medications. After addressing all of these concerns, we will decide what type of sedative and dosage will be best suited for your needs.

Because it is unsafe for a sedated individual to operate a motor vehicle, you will require assistance to and from our office from a family member or friend on the day of your appointment. Also, since the effects of sedation may vary from patient to patient, it is prudent to have someone on hand afterward. We recommend having someone take care of you for at least 12 hours following your sedation visit, just to ensure that the sedative is wearing off properly and that you are in a safe environment.

About Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous Oxide Sedation is used as a way of keeping you calm and relaxed during your dental appointment. Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas or nitrous, is administered through a mask that is placed over your nose.

Through a pre-treatment consultation, we will check your dental history, your anxiety levels, and other health factors. Taking sedatives may pose risks; therefore it is very important for us to know about medical conditions that may be adversely affected by sedation medications. After addressing all of these concerns, we will decide what type of sedative and dosage will be best suited for your needs.

Because it is unsafe for a sedated individual to operate a motor vehicle, you will require assistance to and from our office from a family member or friend on the day of your appointment. Also, since the effects of sedation may vary from patient to patient, it is prudent to have someone on hand afterward. We recommend having someone take care of you for at least 12 hours following your sedation visit, just to ensure that the sedative is wearing off properly and that you are in a safe environment.

What are the Benefits of Sedation Dentistry?

One of the major benefits of Sedation Dentistry is that it allows people who are experiencing dental anxiety or fear to stop avoiding regular dental hygiene and periodontal treatments.  Routine dental care, such as dental hygiene visits can be essential in preventing the onset of more complex dental problems.  By following the recommended routine care and maintenance, our patients can avoid the very thing they fear and end up with fewer visits to the dentist!

Another benefit of Sedation is that the perception of time that a patient experiences during a visit feel like minutes rather than long periods of time. Therefore, your Kingsland Family Dentists can perform longer, more complex procedures in a single visit rather than several visits.

Call us at (403) 255-1591 to request your
Sedation Dentistry
meet and greet with us today!

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