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Calgary Sedation Dentistry
by Dr. Michael Popp on Sep 7, 2016
Categorized under Sedation Dentistry

Your teeth depend on regular dental cleanings and checkups to stay strong and healthy. However, it’s no secret that people hate going to the dentist.

Perhaps it’s the fear of the long, painful procedures, the perceived high costs or a bad memory: whatever the reason, our Calgary dentists are committed to helping you overcome your fear of the dental chair.

Dental Fear 1: Pain

Fear of pain is one of the most common reasons for avoiding the dentist. This fear usually stems from an earlier, painful dental experience or ‘horror stories’ told by others. However, thanks to the incredible advances in dentistry, most of today’s dental procedures are considerably less painful or even pain-free.

How can Marlborough Dental Centre help? We offer sedation dentistry service at our Calgary dental clinic. If you or a family member have a fear of visiting the dentist, have sensitive teeth or require lengthy dental work, sedation dentistry is an excellent choice for you.

How does sedation dentistry work? Prior to your procedure, one of our experienced dentists will administer a moderate dose of a sedative to help you enter into a deep state of relaxation. Any fear or discomfort will be minimized and you may find that you remember very little of the actual dental procedure.

Find out more about the benefits of sedation dentistry service at our Calgary clinic

Dental Fear 2: Cost

One of the major factors that keep patients away from dentists is the fear of cost. A recent survey revealed that 44% of people avoid dental cleanings and checkups because they lack dental insurance.

However, regular brushing and flossing can keep your teeth and gums healthy and can make those dental checkups quite affordable.

How Can Marlborough Dental Centre Help? Our dentists understand that your budget may be a determining factor in your family’s dental care. We do our best to provide our patients with the highest quality dental services in Calgary at a reasonable cost.

I don’t have insurance. What are my options? You may want to consider available government programs such as the Alberta Adult Health Benefit and the Alberta Child Health Benefit. These programs provide financial assistance to help you access a range of dental care services in Calgary including annual dental cleanings, checkups, X-rays and tooth extractions.

Read More: How to Optimize Your Dental Insurance Plan

Dental Fear 3: Bad Memories

Some patients' fear of the dentist stem from unpleasant childhood memories of the smells and sounds of the dental clinic. If you have been putting off a much needed dental checkup or cleaning, you may be surprised to see how far dental technology has come.

Modern dental clinics boast much friendlier environments and advanced dental practices such as numbing gels and sedation dentistry can make your experience comfortable and completely pain-free.

How can Marlborough Dental Centre help? Our Calgary dentists are well aware of the impact a negative dental experience can have on a young patient. We provide comprehensive children’s dentistry services and strive to create a warm and trusting environment so that you and your child will always feel comfortable and safe.

What are the benefits of early dental care? We always recommend that you bring in your child for their first dental visit as early as one year of age. Good oral health care can prevent pediatric dental problems such as tooth decay, establish a lifelong habit of positive oral hygiene and support your child’s overall oral development, leading to healthy gums and a beautiful smile.

Is your child afraid of the dentist?

Read our professional tips on how to help your child overcome their fear of the dental chair

Want to know more?

To get more information on all our dentistry services such as dental cleanings, sedation dentistry and children’s dental care, contact our NE Calgary dental clinic at (403) 248- 2066 or book an appointment today.


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