What is Sedation Dentistry?

Do you suffer from dental fear and anxiety? Whether you have had a negative past experience or have a generalized dental fear, the dental team at Foothills Dentistry will help you find a solution that fits you and your needs. Dr. Shruti Chahal is a dentist in Calgary, AB that is passionate about finding the right dental treatments for her patients. She works with patients through every step of the treatment process for the most effective care possible.

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Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Using sedation dentistry, Dr. Chahal can:

  • Provide pain-free dental care
  • Give patients anxiety-relief
  • Work more efficiently 
  • Reduce patient gag reflex
  • Cause anterograde amnesia (the patient doesn’t remember the surgery)

Sedation dentistry can also benefit patients with the following conditions:

  • Patients with dental fear or anxiety
  • Patients with a low tolerance for pain
  • Those with a poor gag reflex
  • Those who need multiple dental treatments in one visit
  • Patients with disabilities or movement disorder
  • Special needs patients
  • Those who have a phobia of needles, blood, or loud noises

If you have any of these conditions or want a more comfortable dental experience, call Foothills Dentistry in Calgary, AB at (403) 910-5452.

Types of Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Chahal and her team offer multiple methods of sedation dentistry to patients:

Nitrous Oxide

Often referred to as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is administered through a nasal mask. Nitrous oxide takes effect as soon as the mask is placed over the nose and the gas is administered. Under this sedation method, patients are conscious but remain fully relaxed. In addition, patients can typically resume their normal activities after their appointment.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Administered through pill form, this type of sedation dentistry is taken about an hour prior to treatment. Patients will remain conscious during their procedure but often have little to no memory of their treatment. It is important to remember that patients who choose oral conscious sedation need transportation to and from their appointment.

Schedule an Appointment

Contact Foothills Dentistry for comprehensive and comfortable dental treatment today at (403) 910-5452. Request a consultation with Dr. Chahal or a member of her team on our website.