Dental Sedation

Learn about Dental Sedation

Overcome Fear & Anxiety

We help people overcome their dental fear and anxiety every day. Even if a past experience has kept you from the dentist for a long time, there is no need to be embarrassed. You can be confident in knowing that our team ensures a comfortable, anxiety-free visit for patients just like you with offering dental sedation.

Comfort and Rest

Feeling comfortable at the dentist? It happens every day at Mccallum Dental through the use of sedation. Not only will we help you feel comfortable, sedation dentistry allows you to rest quietly and calmly during your treatment. Many patients find their sedation dental experience provides a relaxing break from a busy life.

Ease of Treatment

Whether you struggle with a gag reflex or have sensitive teeth or gums, sedation allows our team to perform dental procedures without the stress you may be used to experiencing. With a relaxed patient, treatment is easier for both the patient and the dentist as it allows the patient to rest, enabling our team to focus solely on the procedure.

Fewer Appointments

Sedation allows us to perform more treatment in fewer visits. More extensive procedures that normally require multiple visits may be completed in as little as one visit with the advancements of sedation dentistry.

Choose the perfect solution

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas, is used to relax patients during dental procedures. Patient will be conscious while taking laughing gas, but because it’s a gas, it wears off very quickly once you stop breathing it in. Patients who only receive laughing gas as a sedative are often allowed to drive themselves home after a procedure.

Oral Sedation

Prior to treatment, patients are given an oral sedative to encourage relaxation. Your dentist may recommend taking this pill the night prior to your visit or up to an hour before your procedure. Often, patients under oral sedation cannot recall details of their procedure. If you move forward with this treatment option, you will need to arrange a ride to and from our office.

IV Sedation

This type of sedation places patients in a state of deep relaxation, but they can still respond to directions or questions during treatment. During your procedure, your dentist can adjust the amount of sedation you receive. If you want to undergo IV sedation, we can refer you to specialists who does deep sedation.

Frequently asked questions

Children with severe dental anxiety, dental phobias, or who aren’t able to sit for the procedure may benefit from sedation dentistry. However, parents should consult with both their child’s dentist and their pediatrician before making a decision.

Patients who are obese or have obstructive sleep apnea should consult with both their dentist and their family doctor before making a decision.

If you or your child experiences any unusual or unexpected reactions, you should contact our office immediately at (250) 391-6490. If our office is closed, proceed to your nearest drop-in clinic or emergency room.

A good rule of thumb is to allow a full 24 hours after the procedure for the full effects of dental sedation to wear off.

Dentists use a combination of sedation and anesthetic to keep you relaxed and pain-free throughout your procedure. Many patients leave the appointment with little to no memory of their treatment and feel good afterward.

For more questions please  Contact Us (250) 652 2222