Dental Worries

Dental Anxiety

Let’s be honest … going to the dentist may not ever be “fun,” but it doesn’t have to be unpleasant. That’s why at Whitemud Dental Centre, we have one priority: your comfort.

From routine cleanings to advanced cosmetic enhancements, we take a warm, calming, and personalized approach designed to make going to the dentist a little easier. This is a place where laughter is heard ringing in the hallways. We strive to make your visit as comfortable as possible. We have staff that will cater to all your needs.

Dental anxiety can stem from a lot of things, but if you have ever felt like you haven’t been heard in a dental office, we will listen! We really want you to feel comfortable in every aspect of your care. Even if you haven’t had a negative experience in the past, a fear of needles or nervousness triggered by the smells in a doctor’s office can all trigger fear, but we are here to talk you through any issues you may have.

Fear related to not being frozen? Have you tried to explain you aren’t frozen only to hear “we’re almost done!” We have a new way to freeze you that works, especially if you have had trouble getting frozen in the past. We will not work on you without making sure you are completely comfortable.

Nitrous Oxide

At Whitemud Dental Centre we use nitrous oxide, also known as “Laughing Gas” (no wonder there is so much laughing!), as a conscious sedative during a dental visit. The gas is administered with a mixture of oxygen and has a calming effect that helps phobic or anxious patients relax during their dental treatment.

Because it is a mild sedative, patients are still conscious and can talk to their dentist during the visit. After treatment, the nitrous oxide is turned off and the effects wear off almost immediately. It is also safe and effective for use on children.

Oral-Conscious Sedation Dentistry

An alternative to nitrous oxide is oral sedation, which involves administration of a prescription medication before treatment. Patients are conscious but very relaxed during their dental appointments. Patients who use this method must be driven to and from their appointments by a friend or family member.

Since 1999, the Whitemud Dental Centre has helped patients rediscover their beautiful smiles with the least amount of discomfort. Chances are, we can help you, too!

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