Not everyone enjoys coming to the dentist, but for the ones who need that little bit of extra help, sedation may be an excellent resource to help make your experience better. Here at East Village Dental, in Downtown Calgary, we offer sedation options for our patients.
We recommend using nitrous oxide most young or nervous patients. It is a safe, effective form of sedation that calms patients down and by doing so, allows us to work faster and for longer periods of time. Nitrous oxide is a gas that is inhaled and creates a feeling of euphoria and weightlessness. When it is inhaled at higher saturation and can make you laugh (That is why it is commonly referred to a laughing gas). Within standard doses, it is extremely effective and safe.
Oral sedation involves the use of sedative drugs, taken in pill or liquid form that relieve anxiety and fear by calming the patient. Proper use of oral sedation is safe and straightforward – you just take one or two pills as instructed before your dental appointment.
If your anxiety is causing you to neglect your dental health, pick up the phone and call us at East Village Dental to find out how we can help you overcome these fears. It may be a simple no-charge visit to familiarize you with the office or, it may involve something more extensive. Let us help you pick the treatment that’s right for you.