Sedation Dental Services in Calgary

Eliminate your fears and anxiety when visiting the dentist with our dental sedation services at Go Dental in Calgary. 


Sedation Services for Dentistry in Calgary

Anxiety and fear plays a major role in a person’s willingness to visit the dentist. 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. 

If anxiety and fear are preventing you from getting important dental treatment, Go Dental in Calgary provides sedation dentistry options to eliminate patients' feelings of anxiety and fear, so that they are calm, relaxed and comfortable during their dental treatment. 

  • Oral Sedation

    Classified as minimal to moderate sedation, oral sedation consists of a pill taken approximately one hour prior to a dental treatment. Doses vary case by case, with the purpose of reducing a patient's fear and anxiety and making them feel comfortable and relaxed.

    As the most common form of anesthesia associated to sedation for dentistry, this method will make patients drowsy but conscious, allowing for a dental treatment 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 office.

  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation (Laughing Gas)

    Nitrous oxide sedation (also referred to as "laughing gas") is a sedation option offered to help patients feel more comfortable and relaxed during dental treatments. 

    It is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose. 

    It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. Your dentist will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide sedation.

    Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.

Sedation Dentistry in Calgary


If you would like more information about Go Dental's sedation services, please contact our Calgary office today. 

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