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High River Dental Centre

104 1 ST SW
High River, Alberta T1V 1M6
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Oral Sedation Dentistry

What is Oral Sedation Dentistry?

At High River Dental Centre, our Dental Team will educate you on the method of sedation based on your individual needs. We use Oral Sedation to help you  achieve a relaxed, comfortable and calm state when you visit our dental office.

What Sedation Method is Best for Me?

When considering which type of sedation method is right for you, we conduct a thorough examination that includes discussion regarding your past medical history, the current prescription medications you are taking and discuss the risks associated with undisclosed recreational drug use and the method of sedation used for your visit. We suggest that you bring a detailed list of your medical history, including any medications and nutritional supplements you may be taking along to your initial consultation.

What are the Benefits of Oral Sedation Dentistry?

Oral Sedation Dentistry allows people with dental anxiety or fear of the dentist to regain their confidence in the importance of regular hygiene and periodontal treatments. Routine dental care, such as dental hygiene visits are essential when preventing the onset of more complex dental problems. Following a routine care and maintenance schedule helps our patients avoid the very thing they fear — with fewer visits to the dentist!

Is Oral Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Oral Sedation Dentistry is considered to be very safe. At High River Dental, we ensure the safety of our Oral Sedation Dentistry patients by using monitoring equipment during the procedure, which includes a pulse oximeter and oxygen equipment. Our Dentists are also required to have reversal medication agents on hand in the rare case of an adverse reaction to the sedatives. Patients undergoing sedation dentistry services are required to have a responsible party drive them to and from their appointment and remain with them until the effects of the sedation have passed.

Is Sleep Dentistry the Same as Sedation Dentistry?

The term “Sleep Dentistry” can be misleading. When we use oral sedatives, you are not actually asleep, although you may feel very sleepy, which is one of the effects of the sedatives. The term sleep dentistry is often connected to the use of general anesthesia.

Does My Insurance Cover the Cost of Oral Sedation Dentistry?

Most dental insurance plans typically do not cover the cost associated with sedation dentistry. Since every dental plan is unique, we ask that you contact your dental insurance company to determine if you may be eligible for coverage. At High River Dental, our dental team can assist you with this process and with making the necessary financial arrangements.

Learn More about High River Oral Sedation Dentistry at High River Dental

We welcome you to contact us or Request an Appointment to learn more about our Oral Sedation Dentistry options today.

If you are looking for a High River Dentist,
our practice always welcomes new patients – no referral is required!