Sedation Dentistry in Calgary, Alberta

Sedatives are substances which affect the nervous system to alter a person’s interpretation of sensations such as pain or anxiety, but can also induce feelings of relaxation or euphoria. When allowing any foreign substance into your body, it is best to make yourself aware of its uses and effects.
A dental professional such as your Calgary dentists at Beddington Dental can discuss this with you to help you be aware of your choices. We are more than happy to work with you if you are concerned about pain or anxiety affecting your oral health. The primary options available at our clinic are nitrous oxide sedation, IV sedation, and oral sedation.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide sedation may be better known by the name “laughing gas” since it is an inhaled gas which has been known to cause sensations of euphoria and reduce pain. The substance is administered through a facemask which is worn during the procedure. A dental professional such as your dentist in Calgary can monitor the amount of nitrous oxide given to reduce or increase the dosage as required.
IV Sedation
IV sedation is when the sedative is administered into your bloodstream to absorb into your system more directly. It is typically noted to have much more immediate effects than our other two methods, but you will likely still be able to respond to verbal cues given during a procedure. You should discuss this method prior to your procedure if you are interested, as certain health issues may interfere with your candidacy. Additionally, you should discuss any procedure that involves sedatives or similar substances.
Oral Sedation
Oral sedation involves taking a sedative prior to your procedure with the goal of having your system absorb the sedative by the time the procedure begins. This typically takes approximately one hour to begin affecting you, but individual circumstances vary. Be sure to follow your dental professional’s instructions as certain activities or substances may alter the sedative’s effect. Consult with a dental professional such as your dentists in Calgary at Beddington Dental if you have any questions.

Please feel free to visit Beddington Dental for a complimentary “meet and greet” consultation for your sedation needs. You can contact us today or request an appointment online.