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Is Sedation Dentistry Right For Me?

Is Sedation Dentistry Right For Me?

Going to the dentist can be a nerve-wracking experience for many people. Dental anxiety or fear of dental procedures is a common issue that affects a significant portion of the population. Fortunately, sedation dentistry has emerged as an effective solution to help patients relax and feel more comfortable during dental treatments. If you're someone who experiences anxiety or fear when visiting the dentist, you might be wondering if sedation dentistry is the right choice for you. Here is what you need to know about sedation dentistry to help you determine if it's the right option for your dental needs.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry involves using medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. The level of sedation can vary, ranging from minimal sedation where you are awake but relaxed, to deep sedation where you are almost unconscious. There are different methods of administering sedation, including inhalation (nitrous oxide or "laughing gas"), oral sedatives, and intravenous (IV) sedation.

Who Can Benefit from Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry can be beneficial for various types of patients, including those with dental anxiety or phobia, individuals with a sensitive gag reflex, people who have difficulty sitting still for extended periods, and patients who require extensive dental work. It can also be helpful for individuals who have a low pain threshold, sensitive teeth, or a strong aversion to the sights, sounds, or smells associated with dental procedures.

Determining if Sedation Dentistry is Right for You
To determine if sedation dentistry is the right choice for you, it's essential to consider several factors and have an open and honest discussion with your dentist. Here are some key points to consider:

  1. Level of anxiety: Evaluate the severity of your dental anxiety or fear. If it significantly impacts your ability to receive necessary dental care, sedation dentistry may be a suitable option.
  2. Type of dental procedure: Consider the type of procedure you require. Sedation dentistry is commonly used for complex and lengthy treatments such as dental implant placement, root canal therapy, or oral surgery. For routine cleanings or minor procedures, sedation may not be necessary.
  3. Medical history: Inform your dentist about your complete medical history, including any allergies, current medications, or health conditions. This information will help your dentist determine if you are a suitable candidate for sedation and which sedation method is safest for you.
  4. Cost and insurance coverage: Check with your dental insurance provider to see if sedation dentistry is covered under your plan. If not, consider the out-of-pocket expenses associated with sedation dentistry and whether it fits within your budget.
  5. Dentist's expertise: Choose a dentist who is experienced and trained in administering sedation. Ensure they have the necessary qualifications, certifications, and a good track record in sedation dentistry.
  6. Personal preference: Ultimately, the decision to undergo sedation dentistry should be based on your personal comfort and preferences. If the idea of being sedated during dental procedures brings you relief and helps alleviate anxiety, it may be the right choice for you.

Sedation Dentistry With Dr. Korol 

Sedation dentistry has revolutionized the way people experience dental care, particularly those with dental anxiety or fear. By providing a relaxed and comfortable environment, sedation can help patients receive the necessary dental treatments without unnecessary stress or discomfort. However, it's important to remember that sedation dentistry is not suitable for everyone or every dental procedure. Consult with your dentist to discuss your specific needs and concerns, and together you can determine if sedation dentistry is the right option for you. Remember, the goal is to ensure you receive the dental care you need in a manner that is safe and comfortable.

Dr. Korol and her skilled and compassionate team are committed to providing the highest quality and safest, most holistic approach to dental care, oral health, and overall well-being. We offer the newest and most effective treatments and technologies to support a lifetime of good health. Our practice is committed to a biocompatible approach to family dentistry. Book your appointment by calling (403) 245-9099 or filling out our online form.


Patients receiving oral sedation for their dental appointment are required to stop eating and drinking six hours prior to their appointment.

The effects of oral sedation can last anywhere from 6 hours to 24 hours depending on the patient. We recommend all patients wait to resume regular activities after 24 hours of their dental appointment. For more information, read Recovery After Oral Sedation.

Benefits of holistic dental care include:

  • Safe, non-toxic treatment options
  • Total body health consideration
  • Comprehensive dental care
  • Long-lasting, reliable solutions

Whether you require a simple dental filling or more extensive dental restorations such as a crown or dental implant, our biocompatible dentists focus on promoting your overall health as well as providing excellent dental care.


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