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4 Benefits of Oral Sedation Dentistry

Is dental anxiety preventing you from visiting your Calgary dentist? Here are some of the benefits of oral sedation and how we can help you access the treatment you need to protect your dental and overall health.

Fear of the dentist, or dental anxiety, is often used to describe the fear, stress, or anxiety some patients feel when visiting the dentist. This fear can prevent you from getting the necessary oral care you need, leading to pain, discomfort, and even poor general health. 

Oftentimes, when visiting the dentist, patients with dental anxiety will experience: 

  • Low blood pressure
  • Sweating
  • Racing heartbeat or palpitations
  • Visible signs of distress (e.g. crying)

The good news? Our Calgary dentists can help you manage your dental anxiety, so if you do suffer from this, it’s important to let us know. We can help tailor a treatment plan that will make the process as comfortable as possible. 

Our Calgary Dentists Offer Safe Oral Sedation Dentistry Services 

Whatever the cause of your dental anxiety, whether it’s fear of a long and painful procedure, the perceived high costs, or a bad experience, our Calgary family dentists are committed to helping you manage your dental anxiety so you can receive the quality dental care you need.

For patients who suffer from severe dental anxiety, we offer sedation dentistry services, which is a safe and effective way to keep you relaxed and comfortable during your treatment.

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Top Benefits of Oral Sedation Dentistry

Oral sedation is one of the three sedation methods which dentists can use to calm patients during dental treatments. Unlike nitrous oxide sedation or IV sedation, oral sedation involves the patient taking the sedative in the form of  pill a few hours before the procedure. 

This will help get you in a calm and relaxed mood that will allow your dentist to effectively begin the treatment and will enable you to remain stress-free throughout the procedure. 

Some of the benefits of oral sedation compared to other forms of sedation dentistry include: 

1. It’s easy to manage. Your dentist will ask you to take the capsule a few hours before the treatment. Among the different types of sedation, this is the most simple, because all you have to do is take the pill before your appointment and you’ll feel comfortable by the time you arrive.

2. There is no need for needles. Many patients who are afraid of the dentist also have a fear of needles, which are used when administering IV sedation. However, with oral sedation, you take the pill orally before your appointment, so there is no need to worry about any pain caused by needles. 

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3. It’s safe. Oral sedatives are approved by the FDA, so it’s extremely unlikely that you will experience any dangerous side effects. It’s important to remember that you must work with a highly trained and experienced dentist for your treatment to ensure the safest and most satisfactory outcome. 

How Our Calgary Dentists Can Help Manage Your Dental Fears Safely

4. You’ll still be responsive. Although you may feel drowsy when you take the pill, you’ll still be conscious and responsive to your dentist. Because of this, you will still be able to listen and react to all of your dentist’s instructions, all while feeling calmer and more comfortable.

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At our Calgary dental clinic, our team of dentists offer oral sedation services to help eliminate any anxiety you may have and ensure your treatment is as comfortable and simple as possible. To find out more about the costs and benefits of sedation dentistry, contact us at 403-248-2066 or fill in our online contact form.

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