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Reliable Sedation Dentistry Services in Calgary

Before we begin, here is a question for you! What is dentophobia? Well, dentophobia is the acute fear of dentists. Yes, this term actually exists, and more importantly, this fear truly exists. It is found that more than 40% of people in Canada fear dentists. Yes, going to the dentist is a scary task, but if dental care is neglected, then the aftermath can often turn out to be scarier. So what should one with dentophobia do? The answer is sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is an effective practice in which the dentist sends the patient into a calm and relaxed mental state with the help of prescribed sedatives. Sedation dentistry is often recommended to those suffering from a severe fear of dentists as this practice allows them to be on top of their dental health thanks to the use of sedatives.

Sedation Dentistry in Calgary

Are you afraid of going to the dentist? Experience sedation dentistry in Calgary with Dr. Hoe at Bite Dental Works. With a sedation dentist from Calgary at your side, you’ll be sedated just enough to be unaware of the treatment, as if you were relaxing. You’ll emerge with little or no memory of what was accomplished during your appointment. When you’re comfortable, we can do years of dental treatments in a few visits. Our sedation dentist in Calgary can place crowns or bridges, restore sore gums to good health, whiten yellow or stained teeth, fix cavities or chipped teeth, and much more! People with very busy schedules can get the dental care they need in minimal appointments while sedated. Imagine being able to smile with confidence and chew your food without pain!

Whether you are visiting us for a dental check-up or surgical treatments, our staff maintains a comfortable and stress-free environment for you.  We are glad to offer treatments like cosmetic dentistry and CEREC crowns, with procedures including the Bioclear method. Feel free to check out our website to learn more.

What to Expect With Sedation Dentistry?

Your dentist will measure the degree of sedation required for sedation dentistry and give you the appropriate medication before beginning the dental procedure. The medication will send you in a relaxed and sleepy state,  during the procedure As you enter the sleepy relaxed state, your doctor will perform the dental procedures, and you will be left with little to no memory of the appointment.Mission accomplished!


Types of Sedation Dentistry

Below are the following types of dentistry used for various purposes:

  • Inhaled minimal sedation: This is a process where the patient is given nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen and put a mask over your nose. The gas helps relax the patient during the treatment. The degree of sedation you get is at your dentist's discretion, and the gas wears off rapidly. This is the only type of anesthesia that allows you to work following the treatment.
  • Oral sedation: Oral sedation can range from mild to strong, depending on the overall amount provided. You take a tablet for light sedation, which is usually given 90 minutes before your appointment. The medication will make you sleepy, but you will remain aware. To achieve mild sedation, a higher dosage may be used. This is the most prevalent form of anesthetic used in sedation dentistry.
  • Moderate sedation:  Moderate oral sedation causes some patients to feel so drowsy that they fall asleep throughout the treatment. A moderate shake is generally enough to wake them up.

Whatever kind of sedation you get, you will almost always require a local anesthetic (numbing drug applied to the area where the dentist is operating in the mouth) to alleviate pain if the treatment is painful.


Don’t Let Fear Get in the Way

On some occasions, we just bear the pain because we are too engrossed with work in our life, and the busy schedule doesn’t allow us to visit a dentist, but the real truth is that many of us are afraid to see a dentist. Going to the dentist is never a joyous occasion as most of us fear seeing a dentist due to some instances in our childhood or a bad memory as a grown-up. Long story short, many of us feel that avoiding a dentist is better than seeing a dentist. But this is far from the truth!


Dental care is of utmost importance simply because our teeth are put into use numerous times a day & they too need to be checked at intervals. The advent of sedation dentistry has given us all the options of going to the dentist without fear. To learn more about sedation dentistry in Calgary, talk to our dentists and dissolve your fear.


Bioclear Method

The dental team at Bite Dental Works offers the Bioclear method, an advanced, minimally invasive approach for treating dental ‘black triangles’ and other cosmetic issues.

Bioclear can be used to close and fill in spaces between teeth that form as we get older, after orthodontics/braces, or gum surgeries. It can also be used to treat dark or chipped edges, discolourations or misalignments. Dental composite resin is carefully placed and wrapped around a tooth using special plastic materials to form a fully functional, aesthetically proportioned tooth.

Advantages of Bioclear include:

  • The process is conservative, as little to none of your treated tooth is removed
  • The fillings are placed on your teeth in a single visit
  • The material used can be easily repaired or re-polished if needed

Find out more about the Bioclear method by visiting their website.

Sedation Dentistry FAQs

Am I a candidate for sedation?

Taking into account your overall health, you must be able to undergo certain types of sedation safely. Some health conditions like cardiac diseases, hypertension and diabetes require clearance from a physician. Our dentists take a thorough look at your medical history and physical assessment before proceeding with sedation dentistry.

Will I be unconscious?

You’ll receive just enough medication from our sedation dentist in Calgary so that you’ll be in a deep and relaxed state, but you will still be responsive to the treatment.

Will I remember anything?

At the end of the treatment, you’ll have little or no memory of your dental visit.

Will I feel any pain?

Most patients feel no discomfort whatsoever during their treatment.

Will I be groggy after my treatment is over?

You will feel tired and sleepy for a few hours. For your safety, we do require that you have a companion drive you home.

Is sedation dentistry safe for me?

Before starting any treatments, we review your medical history to see if you are a good candidate for sedation dentistry. During the appointment, we monitor your vital signs very carefully at all times while you’re relaxed and anxiety-free. At Bite Dental Works, we do not use any intravenous tubes or tools.

How does sedation dentistry work?

Upon arrival, you will be promptly escorted to the treatment room to wait for our sedation dentist in Calgary. We will cover you up with a warm blanket and monitor your vital signs at all times. You will be administered a small pill to take an hour abefore your dental procedures begin, we will continue to monitor your vital signs while the sedation medication takes effect. When you are relaxed and comfortable, we will take care of your dental needs.

How can I learn more?

For more information on sedation dentistry in Calgary, visit

How do I get started?

Contact our office at 403-201-2483 and schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Hoe to see if sedation dentistry is right for you. Fill out our online form if you have any questions. We will get back to you promptly.

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311-16061 MacLeod Trail SE,
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