Did you know that up to 16% of the Canadian population experience extreme dental anxiety and fear? Additionally, up to 7% of those surveyed purposely missed a dental appointment due to paralyzing fear.
Understandably, visiting the dentist is not at the top of everyone’s list for pleasant experiences. In the past, dental treatments were significantly more painful than they are now. Thanks to technological advancements in the dental industry, once painful treatments are now done with minimal discomfort and are virtually painless. Still, some patients need a little help to ensure a more smooth and comfortable procedure.
If you’re feeling some anxiety about treatment, speak to your dentist about sedation options available to you. Dental sedation is safe with minimal risks and is administered by trained and certified dentists.
When discussing dental sedation, your dental team will ask about your health history, any current medications you’re taking, and discuss your options. Depending on the type of sedation, you will need a family member or friend to drive you to and from your appointment. Some patients may need to be hooked up to monitors during treatment so the dental team can keep a close eye on heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels. This is determined on a case-by-case basis.
At Cambrian Dental, we offer the following types of sedation:
It’s important to note that not everyone is a candidate for some dental sedation procedures. However, a good dental team will continue to work with you to help you relax during treatment. Cambrian Dental is here to provide the best dental sedation options for you. Contact us today to request an appointment.