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Are You a Candidate For Sedation Dentistry?

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  • July 05, 2018

Are you feeling anxious about your upcoming dentist appointment? Our team is qualified in administering safe and effective sedation dentistry services to help relieve any fears you may have about your oral treatment. 


If you suffer from anxiety or fear when it comes time to visiting the dentist, you aren’t alone. However, for some Canadians, this fear can complicate access to essential dental treatment and may have a major impact on a patient’s quality of life including their physiological, psychological, and social well-being.

Visiting the dentist regularly is very important because:

  • they’ll be able to detect oral problems such as tooth decay early on before they require extensive and expensive treatment.
  • it lowers your risk of serious health concerns including heart disease and stroke.
  • it allows your dentist to perform cancer screenings and catch any issues early.
  • a professional dental cleaning can reduce tartar buildup and lower your risk of developing gum disease.

Safe and Effective Sedation Dentistry in Calgary

At Dr. Korol Dental, we offer comprehensive dental services including teeth whitening, dental ozone therapy, and sedation dentistry to make your oral treatment as stress-free and comfortable as possible.

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What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry allows dentists to provide a variety of oral treatments safely and comfortably to patients who may experience anxiety at the thought of visiting their local dental clinic.

Patients who are under sedation will have no:

  • fear or anxiety during the treatment
  • strong memory of undergoing the procedure
  • sense of time while under sedation
  • sense of smell or sound

Why choose sedation dentistry: Sedation dentistry is an innovative service which allows patients to undergo a range of dental treatments in a simple and relaxing way.

 

5 Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

It is beneficial to both you and your dentist for your oral treatment to be relaxed and comfortable. However, it’s difficult for the majority of patients to experience this. In such cases, sedation dentistry can be a great help.

Here are 5 benefits of sedation dentistry:

1. Quicker Treatment Time

When you are feeling anxious or nervous, it’s natural that you’ll move around or fidget on the dentist’s chair, but this does significantly extend your treatment time. If you want to experience quicker procedures, then sedation dentistry will allow your dentist to:

  • do their work easily and faster without your reaction slowing them down
  • perform multiple treatments in one visit, reducing your treatment time, overall dental cost, and the number of visits needed.

 

2. No More Fear or Anxiety

Sedation dentistry is very effective in helping patients deal with the sounds, smells, and sights of the dental office, eliciting overall feelings of calmness and well-being. This will help relieve any fear or anxiety that is associated with drill noises, bright lights, or antiseptic odours.

 

3. You Can Still Respond to the Dentist

You should understand that when you are sedated, you’ll still be awake. This is necessary because it allows you to respond or communicate with your dentist if there’s any need for this to happen.

Sedation dentistry won’t put you to sleep. Instead, it will just make you more relaxed and at ease throughout your entire dental treatment.  

 

4. More Comfortable Treatment

Sedation dentistry is a great option for patients with sensitive gag reflexes, allowing them to relax and even doze during the procedure. This allows for greater comfort during treatments such as root canals, fillings, and x-rays.

 

Am I a Candidate For Sedation Dentistry?

If dental anxiety or fear is preventing you from acquiring the dental work you need, then sedation dentistry may be the solution you’re looking for. Dentists often recommend this service to patients with:

  • high levels of dental anxiety/fear
  • a severe gag reflex
  • time constraints (who need to get their treatment done quickly)
  • physical limitations including back and neck problems
  • a need for extensive treatments such as a root canal

However, sedation dentistry is not appropriate for patients who:

  • are pregnant
  • have respiratory problems and asthma
  • are overweight
  • have obstructive sleep apnea

Wondering if sedation dentistry is right for you? Book a consultation with your local holistic dentist. They can help best determine whether or not this is a safe and viable option for you.

 

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To find out more about the costs and benefits of our sedation dentistry service, or to learn if this is the right option for you, contact our Calgary dental clinic at 403-245-9099 or book an appointment.


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