Are you or have you been afraid of the Dentist? Imagine that we can take those fears away.

At Pinnacle Dental we can provide patients with a relaxed, anxiety-free dental appointment through Sedation Dentistry at our Calgary location.

30% of the population avoids going to the Dentist due to fear. “Dental Phobia” is a very common fear and prevents people from receiving dental care, which compromises their health and functionality of their teeth and smile.

Patients who Benefit from Sedation Dentistry:

  • Patients with anxiety and fears
  • Patients with minor to severe Dental Phobia
  • Patients that have severe Gag Reflex
  • Patients with complex Dental treatment
  • Patients with TMJ Problems
  • Patients with Special Needs
  • Patients who have busy schedules and time constraints

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation is the process of bringing patients to a relaxed, calm, anxiety-free state with the use of sedatives, nitrous oxide or intravenous.

The most common sedation technique practiced is Oral Sedation. Your Dentists will prescribe medications that you take the night before your appointment and at the time of your arrival to our office.

Through the use of various oral sedative drugs, we can control anxiety levels and perform all necessary dental procedures.  Some sedative drugs will even allow you to “sleep” through the procedure and have little or no memory of the visit whatsoever.

Sedation can be achieved through the use of nitrous oxide or “laughing gas” which provides a light level of sedation or the use of pills such as Valium (Lorazepam) or Halcion (Triazolam), which can be titrated to achieve deeper levels of sedation.  Our team will monitor your progress the entire appointment to make sure you are safe, comfortable and aware of the procedures being performed. Most patients will experience little to no discomfort during their appointment and often have little memory of being in the dental chair. Patients with more complex treatment plans can have the majority of their dental work completed in as little as one visit.

With any sedation, we require the patient to be driven to and from our office by a responsible third party member who will be able to stay with you for at least 4 hours after your appointment.

Please be aware that a local anaesthetic will still need to be administered to temporary block nerve impulses from the teeth. The local anaesthetic will be delivered after you have been sedated.

Please contact Pinnacle Dental’s Calgary office today with any questions you may have about Sedation Dentistry. Contact Us 

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