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by Dr. Michael Popp on Mar 20, 2019

Do you put off dental work because of your fear of the dentist? If so, you may be putting your oral and overall health at risk. Here’s how sedation dentistry can help.


Many people suffer from anxiety or fear when it comes to visiting the dentist, and in some cases, this can complicate access to essential oral treatment and have a major impact on a patient’s life, including their dental and overall well-being.

It’s important to visit the dentist regularly because: 

  • They are able to detect oral problems early on before they require extensive and expensive treatment.
  • Regular visits to your dentist lower your risk of developing serious health conditions such as heart disease and stroke.
  • It allows your oral healthcare professional to perform regular cancer screenings and detect any issues early on.
  • A professional dental cleaning can reduce tartar buildup and lower your risk of developing gum disease.

Stay Comfortable During Your Dental Treatment With Sedation Dentistry

At Marlborough Dental Centre, we offer comprehensive services, including sedation dentistry, to make your dental appointment as comfortable and anxiety-free as possible, so you can keep your mouth, gums, and teeth healthy.

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Who Needs Sedation Dentistry?

If dental anxiety or fear is preventing you from getting the dental work you need, then sedation dentistry may be the solution you’re looking for.

The types of patients who consider this service are often those that have a:

  • Phobia related to dental treatments
  • Highly sensitive oral nerves
  • Bad experience with a dentist/dental treatment in the past
  • Resistance to local anesthetic
  • Smallmouth that becomes sore during dental work
  • General anxiety disorder 

However, it’s important to note that sedation dentistry is NOT recommended for patients who:

  • Are pregnant
  • Have respiratory problems or asthma
  • Are overweight
  • Have obstructive sleep apnea 

If you are wondering if sedation dentistry is right for you, then you should book a consultation with your local dentist. He/she will review your medical history and needs to determine if this is a safe procedure for you.

BOOK A CONSULTATION

 

4 Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

It is important to both you and your dentist that your treatment is relaxed and comfortable. However, if you have difficulty getting over your fear or anxiety, sedation dentistry can help.

Some of the incredible benefits of this service include: 

  1. Quicker treatment time. Being nervous or anxious means you’ll be more likely to move around on the dentist’s chair, which will extend your treatment time. Sedation dentistry will allow your dentist to do their work without your reaction time slowing them down, and perform multiple procedures in one visit, reducing your overall treatment time & cost.

  2. More comfortable treatments. Sedation dentistry allows you to relax, and even doze, during your treatment. This allows for greater comfort, especially during procedures such as a root canal or filling.

  3. You’ll still be able to respond to the dentist. You should understand that even under sedation, you will be able to communicate with your dentist if you need to. Sedation dentistry doesn’t put you to sleep, it just makes you less anxious.

  4. No more fear or anxiety. Sedation dentistry is very effective in helping patients cope with the sounds, smells, and sights of the dentist’s office, eliciting overall feelings of calm and well-being. This means you won’t have any of the anxiety associated with the bright lights, drill noises, or strong odours.

Say Goodbye to Dental Anxiety

To learn more about the costs and benefits of sedation dentistry, and how our team can help make your experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible, contact our Calgary clinic today at 403-248-2066 or fill in our online contact form.


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