Sedation Dentistry, by Dr. Dirk Thompson, General Dentist
Fear and anxiety should be no reason to prevent anyone from receiving the dental treatment they need or achieving the smile aesthetics they desire.
Sedation dentistry can help to alleviate the stress and worry that is associated with dental visits by some patients.
For most people, sedation dentistry allows them to be in a relatively relaxed and comfortable state while having dental treatment performed.
Is Sedation Dentistry right for me?
Sedation dentistry is an option for the majority of patients who report fear or anxiety at the dentist's office and is suitable for most types of dentistry including wisdom teeth extraction, cosmetic dental procedures, and root canal therapy. You may wish to consider either oral or IV sedation dentistry if you:
- experience fear or anxiety at the dental office or during dental procedures
- have had a traumatic dental experience
- have very sensitive teeth
- have limited jaw opening or difficulty keeping your mouth open
- have a sensitive gag reflex
- have extensive dental issues
Dr. Thompson is pleased to offer his patients two kinds of sedation dentistry in his general dentistry practice:
- Oral Sedation
- IV Sedation (IV sedation services are provided by a third party duly qualified general dentist at Advance Your Health Dental)
If you're wondering whether sedation dentistry is right for you, call our office at 403.283.4252 for more information about your sedation dentistry options or to make an appointment with our general dentist located in Calgary's NW Kensington community.
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Oral sedation is a sedation option that allows most people to feel relaxed throughout their dental treatment.
Your sedation appointment will begin in our roomy and comfortable dental suite. Once we have helped you to rest comfortably with a warm and cozy blanket, you will be given some oral sedation medication (in pill form) which should cause you to feel relaxed. For your continued safety, your pulse, blood pressure and vital signs will be continually monitored.
Once you are relaxed and comfortable, Dr. Thompson, a general dentist, will begin your dental treatment.
Although during your treatment you can expect to be responsive and awake, the oral sedation medication is intended to alleviate anxiety which may be related to the dental procedure.
When we have completed your dental treatment, you will be ready to have your companion escort you home, where you can rest comfortably for the rest of the day.
If you would like more information about the benefits of oral sedation or have any questions, please call our Calgary dental office at 403.283.4252 for your consultation appointment.
IV Sedation Dentistry
IV Sedation may be a preferred method of sedation for you if you have extensive dental work to be performed, or if you have had any prior difficult experiences with local anaesthesia or oral sedation.
Your intravenous sedation appointment will begin in our large and comfortable dental suite. Once you are resting comfortably with a warm and cozy blanket, your sedation medication will be administered intravenously. During your treatment, your vital signs will be continually and constantly monitored.
With IV sedation, it is intended that you will be comfortably sedated throughout your entire dental appointment and have little, if any, recollection of the treatment procedure.
If you are interested in finding out more about the potential benefits of IV sedation, don't hesitate to contact our Calgary dentist's office at 403.283.4252 today!
General Calgary dentist Dr. Thompson uses a duly qualified third party general dentist to provide the IV sedation services at Advance Your Health Dental. Please call our office for more information.