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Benefit from Oral Sedation Dentistry Services at Our Calgary Dental Clinic


It is a well-known fact that anxiety plays a major role in a person’s willingness to visit their dentist on a regular basis. For some, fear of the dentist is so strong that the mere mention of a dental appointment is enough to trigger an elevated heart rate. This phobia can lead to long-term oral problems and diseases because many of these patients would rather live with tooth pain than receive professional dental treatment. If anxiety and fear are preventing you from getting your dental work done, considering sedation dentistry services at our Calgary clinic may be crucial for making sure your teeth and gums are cared for professionally on a regular basis.


At Calgary’s Go Dental, our dentists offer oral sedation for all cases of elevated, dentist-related anxiety. Oral sedation is one of the most common techniques used to aid patients in reaching a state of relaxation and comfort while dental work is being carried out. With various methods of oral sedation services at our disposal in Calgary, our team can help you decide which would work best for you and help make your dental care appointment as stress-free as possible.



What Does Oral Sedation Dentistry in Calgary Entail?

Oral sedation dentistry consists of the administration of oral sedative medications in order to both reduce a patient’s fear and anxiety related to dental care, as well as to facilitate the actual procedure being carried out.


At Calgary’s Go Dental, our dentists provide oral sedation dentistry services:

  • Oral Sedation: Classified as minimal to moderate sedation, oral sedation consists of a pill taken approximately one hour prior to a dental procedure. Doses vary case by case, with the goal of providing the patient with a state of relaxation and minimized anxiety. As the most common form of anesthesia associated to sedation dentistry, this method will make patients drowsy but conscious, allowing for a dental procedure to be carried out effectively, while still keeping necessary lines of patient communication open in order to monitor comfort levels. After the procedure is complete, patients are advised against driving as the effects of the medication require some time to wear off. Therefore, patients need to make sure they make arrangements to be transported home from the clinic.



IV Sedation Dentistry in Calgary

IV Sedation vs. Oral Sedation
When it comes to sedation dentistry in Calgary you have options. Whether you choose IV or oral sedation, there are benefits to both methods. Oral sedation is a cost-effective way to reduce your anxiety and induce relaxation during your dental appointment. IV sedation uses similar drugs as the oral method but we have more control over the amount of drugs we administer. We also have more control over the duration and level of sedation. The IV method allows for a deeper level of sedation and is more predictable than oral sedation.


IV sedation is administered through an injection; if you have a fear of needles, this method may not be right for you. Oral sedation can be done by simply taking pills. Both methods are suitable for dental procedures of various types.


If you suffer from anxiety, you should consider sedation dentistry in Calgary. Through a consultation and review of your medical history, we can let you know if you are a viable candidate for this procedure. You can rest assured that the IV will be placed by one of the qualified dentists at our office.


Contact Go Dental for Sedation Dentistry in Calgary

For more information regarding the sedation dentistry services provided at Calgary’s Go Dental clinic, or to learn more about our team of dentists, contact our Calgary office today. We accept patients from all around NE & SE Calgary, and look forward to welcoming you.


Video Transcription – Sedation Dentistry in Calgary
Are you anxious about visiting the dentist? You are not alone: 30 percent of the population avoids the dentist due to fear.


Oral sedation is a great alternative if you want to get a lot of work done at one time. A major benefit of sedation dentistry is that it feels like the dental procedure lasts only a few minutes, when in fact it might have taken hours to perform.


Ask one of our dentists to see if you are a candidate for sedation. Go Dental – 403-407-2028

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