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Sedation Dentistry in Calgary

Is anxiety keeping you from visiting the dentist? Don’t worry, we are here to help. At Forest Lawn Dental Centre, we understand the fear and dread some people experience when planning a trip to the dentist. Some would rather risk their oral health than make an appointment for a dental checkup. Fortunately, our sedation dentistry in Calgary is the perfect solution.


For patients in Calgary, sedation dentistry comes in two different forms: IV sedation and oral sedation. In most instances, your dentist will recommend a type of sedation they believe will work best for you. This recommendation may be based on your age, health, as well as the type of procedure being performed.

In the various question and answer sections on this page, we attempt to answer many of the most common questions we receive from patients in Calgary. Sedation dentistry can be a difficult topic to grasp, so if you have any questions regarding the application of oral or IV sedatives that aren’t answered on this page, please feel free to call us prior to your appointment.


What is sedation dentistry?

Whether administered orally or intravenously, our sedation dentists are trained to put patients into a relaxed state before and during a dental procedure. Almost like sleep, but not quite so deep, sedation relieves anxiety and allows patients to feel more comfortable and calm in the dentist’s chair. The practice can be used for all types of dental treatments, from routine cleanings to root canals and tooth extractions.


Is it right for me?

Our patients are screened for possible drug interactions and medical conditions. While under sedation, we monitor oxygen levels, blood pressure, and heart rate. Sedation dentistry in Calgary might be right for you if you are eager to reap the following rewards:


  • Relieves anxiety
  • Makes visits go by quickly
  • Helps with relaxation
  • Ensures a stress-free appointment
  • Leaves you with little recollection of treatment


If your teeth are particularly sensitive or if you have a low threshold for pain, sedation dentistry can help. It can even work for children who are afraid of the dentist or who refuse to cooperate.


How to plan for your appointment

Forest Lawn Dental is proud to offer sedation dentistry in Calgary. Here are a few things you should keep in mind before and after your appointment:

  • Don’t have anything to eat or drink less than 6 hours before your appointment.
  • Make sure to let your dentist know of any medications you are taking.
  • Make sure you have someone to drive you home.
  • Try to take the rest of the day off work, if you can.
  • Make sure to drink plenty of water after the procedure.


Through sedation dentistry, our team can help everyone have a comfortable experience in the dentist’s chair. To learn more about sedation dentistry, Calgary and area residents can contact us at 403-248-7778 today.

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