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A Calgary Patient's Guide to Sedation Dentistry

We understand that visiting the dentist may be stressful for some of our patients. If you are nervous about your next dental visit, please let us know.

At Marlborough Dental Centre, we strive to make you as comfortable as possible during your treatment and our dentists are pleased to offer our Calgary patients a sedation dentistry service to help you feel relaxed, whatever procedure you require.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry allows our Calgary dentists to provide a variety of dental treatments safely and comfortably to patients who experience anxiety when visiting the dentist.

Prior to your treatment, one of our dentists will administer a moderate dose of the oral sedative to help you enter a deep state of relaxation and ease.

With the help of this e sedation dentistry service, any anxiety or feelings of discomfort you may have will diminish and you may find that you have little or no memory about the actual procedure.

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What are the benefits of oral sedation dentistry?

Oral sedation is an effective and popular option in sedation dentistry and has many benefits including:

  • Ease of administration (just a pill)
  • Great option for patients with a fear of needles
  • Provides greater comfort during dental procedures
  • Less fear or anxiety during the dental treatment
  • Great option for patients with a strong gag reflex
  • Well-tolerated by the majority of patients

At Marlborough Dental Clinic, you will be able to enjoy the incredible benefits of sedation dentistry at NO EXTRA CHARGE.

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Am I a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

While almost any patient can benefit from oral conscious sedation, this service best addresses the following conditions:

  • Dental fear or anxiety
  • Sensitive gag reflex
  • Pain sensitivity
  • Sore jaw muscles
  • Discomfort sitting for long periods of time

Sedation Dentistry Initial Consultation

Prior to deciding whether or not oral conscious sedation is the right choice for you, it is very important to talk to one of our sedation dentists about your medical history, anxiety level and any current medications you are taking.

Based on this information and the type of dental treatment you require, our Calgary dentists can then prescribe the type and dosage of dental sedation to best meet your needs.

Sedation Dentistry Before and After Care

While sedation dentistry is a simple and straight-forward service, there are a few precautions you should take prior to and after your procedure.

Before the procedure

  • Do not eat or drink anything 6 hours prior to your appointment unless otherwise directed by the sedation dentist

  • You will need to take some time off work following your dental treatment. For short appointments, half a day may be sufficient. If a longer treatment is planned, you should plan to take the remainder of the day off

  • Ask a responsible family member or friend to drive you to and from the dental clinic

  • You may be given a prescription for a sedative to take the night before your appointment to guarantee a good night’s sleep and to make sure you wake up relaxed

After the procedure

  • Do not operate or drive any heavy equipment for at least 24 hours after your treatment

  • Drink lots of fluids to help flush the sedative from your system

  • Have a family member or friend stay with you until the effects of the sedative have worn off

Are there any side effects of sedation dentistry?

Some of the temporary side effects associated with sedation dentistry include dry mouth, headaches, nausea and dizziness.

Prior to your appointment, our sedation dentists will take the time to discuss all the possible risks to make sure that you make a fully-informed decision about your treatment.

Want to know more?

To learn more about the benefits and risks of sedation dentistry, contact our NE Calgary dental clinic today at (403) 248- 2066.

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