Sunshine Dental
#117 2525 36 Street NE Calgary Alberta T1Y5T4 587-317-6687
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What Is Sedation Dentistry?

For a lot of people, a trip to the dentist is the source of a lot of fear and stress, but it doesn’t have to be. We’re happy to offer sedation dentistry; a process designed to help you relax and rest while our general dentists work on your teeth. Your level of wakefulness or awareness depends on the level of sedation; ranging from being completely aware but relaxed to more deeply relaxed and almost asleep.

Sedation dentistry is a great tool to alleviate anxiety related to dental work. If you are anxious when it comes to dental work, come in and speak to our dentists to find out how sedation dentistry may be right for you.

Types of Sedation Dentistry

IV Sedation

IV sedation is a great option, even if you’re afraid of needles. We’ll help you relax with nitrous oxide before putting the intravenous line in your arm. Within a matter of minutes, you’ll feel completely relaxed and at ease. Although you’ll be awake during the service, you most likely won’t remember much of your visit once it’s over.

Oral Sedation

This type of sedation is taken in pill form about an hour before your procedure. Oral Sedation allows you to be awake, but still feel relaxed.

  • It’s a safe and effective way of relieving the anxiety associated with going to the dentist.
  • Some patients are so relaxed, they sleep right through their dental appointment.
  • Your heightened level of relaxation allows our general dentist to accomplish more work in a single appointment.
  • It works, even if you have difficulty getting numb.
  • It’s helpful if you have a fear of needles.

Do you have:

  • A sensitive gag reflex?
  • Significant fear associated with dentistry?
  • A history of traumatic dental experiences?
  • Difficulty getting “frozen”?

If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, sedation dentistry may be the tool you need to help you achieve your optimum dental health.

Our Dentists Are Happy to Speak With You.

We want you to feel comfortable about achieving a healthy and beautiful smile
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The Process is Simple

Request An Appointment

Call or come see us. We’ll schedule you in for a time that works for you.

Get Your Consultation

One of our general dentists will take a look and evaluate your oral health.

Request Your Treatment

We’ll work with you to schedule the next steps to get you on your way to a healthy and beautiful smile.

Enjoy Direct Billing

Leave all the paperwork to us. We deal with all insurance companies so you don’t have to. We also direct bill and take insurance assignment