There is no need to avoid coming to the dentist if you are feeling apprehensive. At our SE Calgary clinic, we can help our patients that may have feelings of anxiety through sedation to help them feel relaxed and comfortable.
Oral sedation is a method where you take an anti-anxiety medication before your appointment. This method can be used for any type of procedure, even regular cleanings! Our patients find that this is a safe and effective method that helps prevent any feelings of anxiety.
Nitrous Oxide or Laughing Gas
Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) is an effective method that involves inhaling a mixture of nitrous oxide gas and oxygen. The mixture is inhaled through a nose piece, and after just a few minutes of inhaling, our patients feel relaxed enough to go ahead with any type of procedure. When we use this method on children, we are able to use flavoured nose pieces, making it easier for them to continue breathing through their noses. This method helps reduce the number of visits to the dentist, and also reduces the time for each appointment, as we can accomplish a lot more during each visit.