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What Procedures Can Be Performed Under Dental Sedation?

What Procedures Can Be Performed Under Dental Sedation?

Despite all the medical technology designed to make dental treatments less invasive, many people still fear visiting their dentist. Whether it is caused by a traumatic experience from the past or an unrealistic, exaggerated portrayal of dentists in this culture, it is common to have anxiety towards the dentist. As irrational as it may be, fear of the dentist can have negative consequences on your oral health. Although sedation dentistry is typically reserved for more invasive procedures, sedation dentistry can be used to help any patient have a more positive dental experience. This article will discuss some of the most common dental procedures that require sedation as well as ones that have the option for receiving sedation to make your visit to the dentist more comfortable.

Minor Oral Surgery

Many minor oral surgeries require the use of sedation. Some of the most common procedures include:

  • Wisdom tooth extraction
  • Root canal therapy
  • Tooth extraction 
  • Dental implant replacement

For these procedures, patients often have the choice of receiving general anesthesia where they are put to sleep or local anesthetic where the area being treated is numbed so you do not feel any pain or discomfort. 

At Dr. Korol dental, we want to ensure all of our patients have a comfortable experience during their appointment. We offer oral medications to help our patients relax during dental procedures, dental exams, and cleanings. The medication is typically administered in-office and will wear off throughout the day.

Oral sedation dentistry is used to slow the action of the central nervous system. This means that patients will be aware of their surroundings, however, they will be less responsive to stimuli such as the sound of a dental tool or smell of dental materials. Patients are monitored throughout their appointment to ensure they feel safe and comfortable. 

Non-Invasive Treatments

Many patients suffer from dental anxiety, which can make them uncomfortable and even scared of routine dental procedures such as exams and cleanings. Fortunately, sedation is an option for patients who suffer from this anxiety and need extra care to help them calm down. Common non-invasive procedures that patients can use sedation for include:

  • Fillings
  • Scaling
  • Root planing
  • Crown placement

Every patient regardless of their level of anxiety has the option of pain-free dental procedures. 

Cosmetic Procedures

Cosmetic dentistry provides patients with improved smiles and overall confidence through treatment. However, some people avoid these treatments out of fear of visiting the dentist or fear that the treatments will be too invasive. Many dentists provide cosmetic dental procedures such as teeth whitening, veneers, teeth straightening treatments such as Invisalign, and dental implant replacements. Whether you are interested in a routine cleaning, want to straighten your smile with braces, or replace a missing tooth, your dentist will be able to provide sedation options to help you feel comfortable.

Sedation Dentistry in Calgary

Everyone deserves the opportunity to have good oral health and a beautiful, healthy smile they love. No one should have to avoid dental treatment out of fear that the dental procedure is uncomfortable or invasive. Sedation will help you remain calm and still during your treatment to make you feel comfortable as well as allow your dentist to accurately perform their job. 

Dr. Korol Dental is a leading holistic and biocompatible dental practice in Calgary that offers sedation dentistry, dental cleanings, emergency dentistry, and more. Dr. Korol has the experience and expertise to evaluate your teeth as well as provide you with the option to receive sedation to make you feel comfortable during your appointment. To learn more about dental fillings, contact our clinic by calling 1-403-245-9099, or by filling out our online contact form


Q: How often should I visit the dentist for a dental cleaning?
A: The Canadian Association of Dentistry recommends patients visit their dentist once every six months.

Q: How long do the effects of sedation last?
A: Sedation effects typically last for 6 hours after it has been administered.

Q: Can I be sedated for a regular dental exam and cleaning?
A: Yes, you can. If you would feel more comfortable during your appointment, ask your dentist about sedation.


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