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Sedation in Dentistry at Southcentre Dental Clinic
Calgary Sedation Dentistry patient
If you avoid going to the dentist due to dental anxiety, you are not alone. Dental phobia though can be detrimental to your oral health and lead to many more serious issues down the road.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Dental sedation is a process that involves using medication to place you in a relaxed state during your dental treatments. Calgary dentist Dr. Steven Cload offers oral sedation to all of his patients.
If following an examination of your medical history you are a candidate for sedative medication and wish to receive sedative medication for your appointment Dr.Cload will give you a sedative medication to take one hour before your appointment. During that hour in the office, it will start to take effect.. You will still remain conscious during your procedure, and you will be able to respond to Dr. Cload’s questions. However, you will hardly remember the experience. It will feel as if you slept through your procedure. It takes awhile for the sedation to wear off, so you will need to arrange for someone to drive you home.
Oral sedation can be used for a wide variety of dental procedures. Our Calgary dentist regularly uses this sedation method for patients undergoing general and cosmetic dental procedures as well as for dental implants.
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Benefits of Dental Sedation
Dental sedation provides you with several important benefits. It is very helpful when you are undergoing an extensive procedure that takes several hours to perform. Often, complex smile makeovers or restorative procedures which would normally take multiple visits to complete can be performed with fewer trips to our office.
Also, since dental sedation helps alleviate the fears that keep people away from the dentist, you will be more likely to come for your regularly scheduled dental maintenance appointments. This will help you maintain optimal levels of oral health and prevent small problems from developing into serious dental issues which require more extensive and costly treatments.
Please contact our dentist, Dr. Cload today to learn more about dental sedation services. Southcentre Dental Clinic serves patients in Calgary, Alberta.