Oral Sedation

Wouldn’t it feel great to see the dentist without fear?

If you’re one of the 40 percent of Canadians with dental anxiety, know that oral sedation is an option in our Edmonton dental office. Patients find it helps them relax during dental procedures.

What is Oral Sedation?

Dental sedation uses medication to put you at ease during dental treatments. There are various dental sedation techniques, and one is oral sedation.

Many patients prefer oral sedation as during your dental treatment, you will remain conscious but less anxious. You will take oral sedatives usually an hour before your appointment.

You may feel a little sleepy after the treatment so you’ll need to arrange transportation in advance.

Are You a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

Patients that avoid going to the dentist due to fear or anxiety can benefit from sedation dentistry. If you need dental work or are undergoing a long procedure, sedation can help.

You may be a good candidate for sedation dentistry if:

  • You had prior negative dental experiences.
  • You have a strong gag reflex.
  • You have a fear of needles.
  • You feel hypersensitive when hearing ‘sounds’ during dental treatments.

Ensuring your comfort is important to us here at Van Berkel and Associates, for the most positive experience in the dental chair, we recommend you come in for a consultation first. Let’s determine where your anxiety is coming from, what your dental needs are, and see if oral sedation is the best option for you.

Take advantage of the advancements made in dentistry to help you. Achieve a healthier smile with dental sedation. Our team is here to answer all your questions and walk you through the process.

Please call us at (780) 484-7659 to learn more about oral sedation. Our friendly staff is here to help you arrange an initial consultation.