At Tower Dental Clinic in Calgary, our dentists offer a variety of dental sedation options to help calm nervous or anxious patients so they can receive the dental treatment they need, stress-free.
At Tower Dental Clinic, our dentists are trained in various techniques to help calm anxious patients. Several sedation options are also available when required.
Every patient is unique. That's why our dentists determine each patient's sedation needs on a case-by-case basis. Your dentist can recommend the sedation option that's right for your procedure.
Nitrous oxide, (laughing gas), is inhaled through a mask placed over the nose and mouth. This medication reduces stress and anxiety, making the patient feel relaxed while remaining awake and able to communicate. The nitrous oxide is known to reduce anxiety, increase pain tolerance, lessen a gag reflex, and create an illusion of time passing more quickly.
Oral sedatives are prescribed by your dentist and taken prior to your procedure. Oral sedation typically takes the form of a pill or liquid, and helps to significantly calm the patient while allowing them to remain awake throughout the procedure.
IV sedatives are administered directly into the bloodstream and provide the deepest level of sedation without using general anesthesia.
Dental anxiety can become overwhelming, making it difficult or even impossible for some people to get the preventive or restorative dental care they need. If you suffer from dental anxiety, speak to your dentist. We are happy to discuss your concerns and will work with you to ensure your comfort.