Are fear and anxiety preventing you from visiting the dentist? Are you putting off getting the dental care you need? If so, the Concept Dentistry Team is pleased to offer you our SE Calgary Sedation Dentistry options. Our family practice dentists have several sedation options to help ease your tension and anxiety to allow you to obtain your dental treatment.
Learn More About Our SE Calgary Sedation Dentistry Services
What is Sedation Dentistry?
At Concept Dentistry, we recommend Sedation Dentistry for anyone who answers yes to any of these questions.
- Do you experience nervousness or anxiety when at the thought of visiting the dentist?
- Do you have a low pain threshold or suffer from severe tooth sensitivity?
- Do you require a lot of dental work?
- Do you have problems becoming or staying number from anesthetics?
The goal of Dental Sedation is to put you into a relaxed state so that you can feel less pain or anxiety during your procedure. During the sedation process, you will remain conscious and alert, yet feel completely relaxed.
There are several different options for Sedation Dentistry, including Nitrous Oxide Gas, Oral Sedation, and IV Sedation. At Concept Dentistry, we are pleased to offer Nitrous Oxide as well as Oral Sedation so you can be treated right in our clinic. If you require IV Sedation, we will refer you to a specialist who provides this service.
Your Sedation Options: Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” is a form of Sedation Dentistry that is very reliable. Nitrous Oxide is a very gentle and safe sedation option used to increase your level of comfort during your dental procedures.
Nitrous oxide is a gas that is administered using a breathing apparatus that is placed over your nose. You will remain conscious throughout your appointment and will be able to communicate with us as well. Nitrous oxide works very quickly so you can relax within seconds of your appointment beginning. Nitrous oxide is also a great option because it wears off fast once your care is finished. At Concept Dentistry, our experts can evaluate whether you are a good candidate for sedation dentistry and what the appropriate dose is for you.
Your Sedation Options: Oral Sedation
Oral sedation is a medication prescribed to reduce anxiety during your dental appointment. If we determine that oral sedation is right for you, we’ll prescribe the appropriate medication that will work best for you, which is taken a few hours before your appointment. The effects of oral sedation last much longer than those of nitrous oxide. Patients who opt for oral sedation are required to have someone drive them to and from their visit, in addition to monitoring them for up to 24 hours after the visit.
Learn More about Your SE Calgary Sedation Dentistry Options
Are you anxious or nervous about visiting the dentist? Take the first step to getting the care you need by contacting Concept Dentistry and learning more about our SE Calgary Sedation Dentistry options.