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Sedation dentistry for dental anxiety in Calgary, NE

When you are afraid of the dentist, you’re not alone. Frankly, thousands of Calgarians feel the same way. Fortunately there are options and solutions for dental anxiety in Calgary NE.

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If you feel uncomfortable about your next dental visit and you are looking for a safe alternative you’ve come to the right place. At Cornerstone Family Dental, your teeth can be fixed, sore gums restored, and your smile brightened without discomfort while you will rest through your appointment. Have years of dental treatment in just one appointment! No more hiding your smile behind your hand or putting up with pain. Make an appointment today.

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Welcome to Cornerstone Family Dental!

We are a full-service family dental clinic in Calgary NE, providing everything from check-ups, cleanings, cosmetic, Invisalign, white fillings, crowns & bridges, extractions, root canals, and dental implants. For people with dental anxiety we have a revolutionary solution:  Our Solea Laser takes the drill, needle, noise and pains out of dental visits! Learn more about SOLEA

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What is sedation dentistry?

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Dental anxiety is a normal response to dental work because of the possible discomfort and/or pain that could go along with it. Sedation dentistry can help with

  • Fear and Anxiety 
  • Low pain threshold or very sensitive teeth 
  • Gag reflexes 
  • Limited time to complete dental care or in need of an extensive treatment 

We also provide specific anesthetic care for children and most special needs patients who are not able to coöperate during dental treatment.

Most people think that sedation dentistry is used to induce sleep. We provide nitrous oxide, and oral conscious sedation, that calm only during dental treatment.

At Cornerstone Family Dental, we provide safe and less invasive sedation dentistry options. When you think that sedation dentistry is for you, please schedule an appointment to determine which option is bets for you.

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What does sedation dentistry feel like?

The sedation dentistry procedure is designed to make you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. You will be given a mild sedative before your appointment that will help you to relax. The sedative will not impair your thinking or ability to communicate with the dentist or any other member of the dental team. It simply reduces your anxiety level and creates an overall feeling of calmness. You might feel a little bit ‘groggy’. But you won’t feel any stress or anxiety. Almost needless to say that results can vary depending on the type of sedation, how much sedation is actually needed, and the overall health condition of the patient.

Most importantly: With sedation dentistry at Cornerstone Family Dental in Calgary NE, you can have dental treatment without experiencing any pain at all!

How do I prepare myself for sedation dentistry?

The first step is to discuss your dental anxiety with your dentist. During your first consultation, we can help you decide if sedation dentistry is a good option for you or not. You should also prepare yourself by reading up on the procedure so that you know what to expect. This will help reduce the chance of surprises and make it easier to relax.

If you have any questions or concerns at this time, be sure to bring them up as well. You will also want to avoid eating anything after midnight the night before your appointment and stop drinking fluids around two hours before your appointment time. We require that you have an empty stomach for the sedation to work, so no food 5/6 hrs before the procedure. This ensures that oral fluids do not enter the lungs during the procedure and cause complications. Please ensure that you arrange a ride back home. We strongly recommend not to drive after treatment.

Are there any risks attached to sedation dentistry?

In general, sedation dentistry is absolutely safe. Nevertheless, (as will ALL medical procedures that require anesthesia)  there is always some risk.

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Sedation can cause a decrease in cerebral metabolism, blood flow, and intracranial pressure. This may cause your blood pressure to slow down, which can also account for the dizziness, drowsiness and headache side effects.

At Cornerstone Family Dental, your sedation dentist nearby in Calgary NE, we recommend to engage in sedation dentistry only with experienced health care providers.

Is sedation dentistry in Calgary NE expensive and/or worth it?

Sedation dentistry can relax you and ease your pain, but your dental procedures could also put more pain on your wallet than other types of dental procedures. Sedation dentistry is not for everyone. But when you are putting off dental visits because of your dental anxiety, it is definitely an option your should consider. In the end, your oral and overall health are the most important thing; even when there is some extra cost attached. Simply put: Your dental health will save you money in the long run. Do you have questions about sedation dentistry cost? Check with your insurance to see whether they will cover sedation during your procedures. Make an appointment today.

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With respect for your valuable time, please click on the link above to print the necessary new patient forms, complete the information and bring them with you to your first visit.

Complete those at your leisure – this will save you time waiting in our office and give you time to carefully review our policies and procedures.

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Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.​​
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Dr. Watson and the dentists at Cornerstone Family Dental are all General Dentists (unless specified). As general dentists, they provide cosmetic dental procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental crowns, dental braces, and teeth whitening as part of their General Dentistry license. Cosmetic Dentistry & Family Dentistry are not specialties recognized by the Alberta Dental Association & College (ADA&C). As NE Calgary Family Dentists, they provide General Dental procedures for all ages within the family.

This site is machine-translated from English, and may have errors in translating the information from English to the language you have chosen. This translation service is provided to encourage communications between the reader and Cornerstone Family Dental and will not be perfect. There may be errors in the translation including missing or added words, or poor translation of a dental related term or concept. The best way to obtain complete information is to contact us directly. Your questions are welcome, please feel free to contact us. Services are provided in English.

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