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Sedation Dentist in Calgary, Alberta
For dental patients who feel nervous about seeing the dentist, Westhills Dental Centre wants to make your next appointment as comfortable as possible. Sedatives are useful not only to ease anxiety, but also to minimize pain. There are various levels of sedatives which can be used at our dental office. Depending on your specific case and required-procedure, we will suggest an appropriate method of sedation for you.
Oral Conscious Sedation – Anxiety and Pain Free Dentistry
Also known as sedation dentistry, oral conscious sedation is used to ease patient’s nervousness, especially for those who suffer from dental phobia. Oral conscious sedation is also ideal for patients who require complicated / multiple dental procedures.
Patient are required to take a prescribed sedative, such as Ativan, approximately 1 hour before their procedure. The sedative’s effects will be felt within that timeframe. Patients will need someone to drive them home and should not operate any equipment or machinery over the next 24 hours.
IV Conscious Sedation
IV sedation can be used to put a patient to sleep (general anesthesia) or allow them to stay awake during their procedure (conscious sedation). Conscious sedation puts the patient in a completely relaxed and groggy state. They are unlikely to feel any pain or discomfort; however they will be able to speak and respond to the dentist’s verbal cues. When under, the dentist will be able to comfortably perform the required dental work while the patient remains comfortable. Due to the sedation’s strong effects, the patient may not remember everything from the procedure and will need someone to drive them home from the dental office. The effects generally wear off the following day, during which they can resume their regular activates.
Westhills Dental strives to make every dental visit as comfortable as possible. Please contact us at Westhills Dental Centre's gentle sedation dentist in Calgary to learn more about our services.
We are located at 218 Stewart Gr. SW. T3H 3C8 - next to Safeway, Shopper's Drug Mart, and Medicentre’s.