Have you put off a visit to the dentist for too long? Would you rather live with that aching tooth than head for the dentist’s chair? You’re certainly not alone.
Many people avoid scheduling preventative care like regular cleanings because they have a fear of the dentist. Unfortunately, avoiding these yearly visits can cause even more problems later as gum disease begins to develop and dental issues occur.
Fear is just one of several reasons people might avoid the dentist. Here are some other reasons people don’t schedule their regular visits.
If you have any of the above issues, there is still a way you can see the dentist and get the necessary work done – sedation dentistry.
Our NW Calgary dentists use this technique to help many patients with a wide range of procedures. Sedation can be effective for everything from a simple cleaning to an invasive procedure. Keeping your teeth healthy is the most important goal, and sedation dentistry can help you get there.
This method of helping you to relax during your procedure is also beneficial for saving you time. If your procedure is one that usually needs to be performed over several visits, your doctor can sometimes use sedation dentistry to fit more work into a single appointment. You won’t have to come back multiple times, and your work can be completed sooner.
Also, if you are under sedation, dentistry work can seem to last mere minutes instead of the hours it usually takes. It will feel like you’ve been in the chair for a shorter period of time.
Sedation can help make your treatment painless, and you will likely experience far less anxiety. As a result, you can gain a boost in your confidence along with a healthier smile.
Our clinic offers several options for sedation. The first step is to book a consultation to determine what type of sedation is best for you. Our clinic offers oral and IV sedation.
Next comes relaxation. You will feel at ease, but you will still be awake and aware of what’s going on around you. Your dental team will closely monitor you during the procedure to make sure you are well.
Last comes recovery. Generally, there are few side effects from the sedative, but everyone is different. Often, you won’t even remember the period of time you were in the dentist’s chair. While recovering, you need to be monitored by a family member or a friend, and you should rest.