Oral Sedation Dentistry in Calgary

Woodcreek Dental Care offers patients a variety of options for sedation. Many people who suffer mild to moderate anxiety find that oral sedation taken during their appointment at Woodcreek Dental Care in SW Calgary is sufficient to keep them calm throughout the visit.

We suggest that you discuss your concerns with Dr. Hartley, our oral sedation dentist in Calgary. During this conversation, we can decide whether sedation is necessary and, if it is, what level of sedation is required to keep you comfortable. We will also discuss your medical history, any medications you are currently taking and previous allergies or adverse reactions so that we choose the appropriate sedative for you.

Oral sedation is a useful and effective alternative for nervous patients and all procedures. While you are comfortable, the dental team can perform necessary procedures during your appointment.

Here are some answers to the questions we are most frequently asked about oral sedation:

What does an oral sedative do?
The medication helps reduce your anxiety during your dental appointment. You will generally feel more calm and relaxed and less aware of pain. You will still be conscious and responsive to questions.

Is oral sedation safe?
Dentists prescribe oral sedatives from the benzodiazepine family that have been trusted by medical professionals for decades. At Woodcreek Dental Care, you can also be confident that you are being treated by a team that has been trained and licensed in sedation dentistry.

Can you drive to and from your dental appointment?
You should not drive while on oral sedation. You should plan on having a companion drive you to and from your appointment and on spending the rest of the day at home.

Learn more about sedation dentistry options.


Once again I was treated with gentleness and kindness. My dental work was done under sedation. Other than the obvious results afterward, I’m not even sure I was there.

If you are looking for a dentist but are afraid, I strongly recommend Woodcreek Dental. They do a great job with sedation.

Jodi H

As a patient with an overwhelming phobia for all things dental, I am thrilled to have found such an understanding and supportive group of professionals at Woodcreek. Their IV sedation has enabled me to begin much-needed treatment, and I’m actually looking forward to having more work done! Thank you so much!!

Linda S

I went with the IV sedation and was extremely happy with the work that was provided; I am writing this the day after my procedure – which was extensive. I have no pain and I can tell that great care was taken even though I was completely sedated during the procedure.

Two Thumbs Up!!

Rene F

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