At our Edmonton dental office, Dr. Randy Crowell offers sedation options for patients who experience anxiety about visiting the dentist.Request An Appointment
Why do people fear the dentist?
Dental anxiety and fear can become overwhelming, and can cause people to avoid visiting the dentist completely.
Reasons People Fear the Dentist:
- Fear of embarrassment about the condition of teeth
- Fear of gagging
- Fear of injections
- Fear of loss of control
- Fear of not becoming numb with dental freezing
- Fear of pain
- Fear of the dentist as a person
- Fear of the hand piece (or the drill)
Tips to Reduce Dental Anxiety
Routine checkups are the easiest way to maintain excellent oral hygiene and reduce the need for more complex treatments.
At Affinity Dental Mayfield Common, we're here to help you manage your dental anxiety and get the dental care you need.
- Talk to your dentist about your concerns
- Agree on a signal to stop treatment if you begin to feel uncomfortable
- Choose a form of sedation
IV Conscious Sedation
We offer Intravenous conscious sedation for patients with extreme dental anxiety, and for those who require extensive or lengthy dental treatments.
Intravenous conscious sedation is a moderate type of sedation. It is administered via direct injection into the bloodstream, which means the effects are immediate.
Although IV conscious sedation creates a sense of relaxation and wellbeing, you will still be awake, aware, and able to communicate with your dentist throughout your dental procedure.
You may feel groggy and sleepy when the IV sedatives are withdrawn, so you must bring a designated driver for the drive home.