Pain Free Dentistry
An initial fear of getting dental work done is very common and you are not alone if you feel this way. Unfortunately, you are also not alone if you are avoiding getting a symptom looked at by your dentist because of your fear. Many people suffer as to avert the dental chair. This becomes damaging to your oral health and costly on your wallet. Abandoning a simple procedure can cause your teeth or gums to worsen and may result in a more invasive treatment.
At our South Calgary dental office located in Chinook Mall, we believe in stress free and pain free dentistry. Having a calm and relaxed patient in the chair makes for better work and we pride ourselves on being efficient, professional and compassionate. Our sedation method does not involve an injection of any kind, instead using pill format(Halcion, from the same family as Valium). This route keeps it very easy and painless. This is usually done about an hour before your procedure. This pill will make you drowsy though still awake. Larger doses can be given to produce moderate sedation. It is common for some patients to fall asleep but they are easily awakened.
Other types used and available for sedation dentistry are –
Inhaled minimal sedation
This is commonly known as laughing gas (nitrous oxide) This gas helps you relax, and is the only form of sedation where you can drive yourself home afterward.
IV moderate sedation
You receive the sedative drug through the vein making it go to work more quickly. This method allows the dentist to continually adjust the level of sedation.
Deep sedation or general anesthesia
Medications received will make you almost unconscious or totally unconscious during the procedure. You cannot easily be awakened until the effects of the anesthesia have worn off or are reversed with medication.
If you are someone who has a low pain threshold, becomes anxious and cannot keep still in the chair, has very sensitive teeth or has a large amount of dental work that needs to be done, sedation dentistry is a great option for you.
At Chinook Mall Family Dental Clinic, Dr. Charchuk is highly trained and qualified to administer the type of sedation offered. Our team looks forward to making your next appointment a great experience and keeping you calm and relaxed. Please call us today with any question about sedation dentistry.