Building trust, reducing fear.
Let us work together to combat your dental anxiety.
Building trust. Reducing fear.
Do you experience dental anxiety? Well, you are certainly not alone. Feeling scared to come to the dentist is common.
We believe, and we know from patient experience, dental anxiety can ease when trust is built. Anxiety can be reduced when you, as a patient, feel heard, in control of your treatment, unjudged and supported. We are here to provide that to you.
Dental anxiety is something we understand. Some of our staff, admittedly, still get anxious in the dental chair.
If anxiety has kept you from visiting a dentist in a while, we aren't here to judge. We can help you return to a regular routine.
We accept you as you are
Nothing is worse than anxiously walking into a very stiff clinic lacking in empathy and compassion.
Thankfully, that’s not us. We accept you as you are. That means if you arrive anxious or nervous, we make every effort to ease your anxiety through genuine care.
If you feel your anxiety is hard to control and are scared of what might happen, let’s meet ahead of time and talk through your concerns. If a bad, past dental experience has left you fearful of a future one, let us work to show you how good experiences can diminish those fears.
We offer a 15 minute complimentary consultation. It’s a time when we can meet, discuss your potential fears and concerns and one where we can explain some of the options we have to help ease your nerves while you are here.
Book a complimentary consultation – a “Meet & Greet” – and get a feel for our office with no commitment before scheduling an appointment. Call 403‑981‑3685 or ...
Options to help increase your comfort
Whether you have dental anxiety or simply want to be more at ease for a lengthy procedure, we have several sedation options for you.
Nitrous Oxide (N2O) can be given to help you relax during your dental procedures. Nitrous Oxide has been used safely in dentistry since the mid 1800s.
What is it?
Nitrous Oxide is commonly known as laughing gas. It is a colourless, odourless substance that is mixed with oxygen when used as a sedative.
How does it work?
The mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen is gently inhaled through a small mask that is placed over your nose during your dental procedure. The nitrous oxide slows down your nerves, relaxes the body, and helps to make you feel less inhibited, more calm and at ease.
Nitrous Oxide is safe and while inhaling it you are fully alert, in control of your body and clear to make all decisions. It relaxes you within minutes and this is why we use it to reduce nerves during dental procedures.
Other advantages of Nitrous Oxide
- The depth of sedation can be altered at any time to increase or decrease sedation.
- There is no after effect such as a “hangover”.
- Inhalation sedation is safe with no side effects on your heart and lungs, etc.
- Inhalation sedation is very effective in minimizing gagging.
It works within minutes.
When not to use Nitrous Oxide
You should not utilize Nitrous Oxide if you have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Though there are no other major contraindications to using nitrous oxide, you may not want to use it if you have emphysema, a cold or other difficulties with breathing.
Deep Calm Weighted Blankets
We offer children and adults the option of wearing a weighted blanket during your dental procedure. The deep touch pressure of these blankets has been proven to help promote a calm and soothing effect when worn.
Directed by our dentists, oral sedation can be prescribed before a procedure. You are not put asleep with this type of sedation, but it requires you to take a pill before your procedure begins, and occasionally the night before as well. Patients who have higher levels of anxiety can benefit from this type of sedation as it significantly relaxes the body and mind. Many patients will remember little about their procedure.
During this sedation, your heart rate, blood pressure and breathing are monitored to ensure complete safety.
Oral sedation can leave you feeling ‘sleepy’ and it is required that you arrange a ride home from your dental appointment. The effects of this sedation should wear off by the next day, if not before.
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