If even the thought of a trip to the dentist makes you feel somewhat anxious, then you are not alone! Fear of the dentist and fear of the dental chair is reported to occur in up 75% of people visiting the dentist in some form or another. At Inglewood Family Dental Care, your complete comfort and well-being during your next dental visit are extremely important to us, which is one reason why we offer sedation dentistry options for patients wanting to minimize their anxiety during their next dental visit.
The first step on your path to an anxiety-free dental visit is to understand what Sedation Dentistry is and how it may benefit you. On this page, we will introduce you to the facts of Sedation Dentistry at Inglewood Family Dental Care in SE Calgary. You will be able to trust that our dentists are here to help you manage your dental fears and help you move forward on your path to oral health.
Sedation Dentistry has helped many people manage their dental phobia and enabled them to take the needed steps to get the care they need for their dental health. We welcome you to request a consultation appointment to see if Sedation Dentistry is right for you!
Sedation Dentistry uses various sedative options to achieve a relaxed, easy and calm state in our patients. The sedatives we use range from mild to moderate in their effect and may be administered at Inglewood Family Dental in one of two ways:
When considering which type of sedation dentistry may be right for you, it is important to disclose to your Dentist any past drug or medications you may be using so that our SE Calgary dentist can select the appropriate method for you. We suggest that you bring a detailed list of your medical history, including any medications and nutritional supplements you may be taking to your initial consultation. Please contact Inglewood Family Dental, to request your initial consultation appointment.
One of the major benefits of Sedation Dentistry is that it allows people who are experiencing dental anxiety or fear to stop avoiding regular dental hygiene and periodontal treatments. Routine dental care, such as dental hygiene visits can be essential in preventing the onset of more complex dental problems. By following the recommended routine care and maintenance, our patients can avoid the very thing they fear and end up with fewer visits to the dentist!
Another benefit of Sedation is that the perception of time that a patient experiences during a visit feel like minutes rather than long periods of time. Therefore, your Inglewood Family Dentist can perform longer, more complex procedures in a single visit rather than several visits.