Our Calgary, AB, dental office strives to provide the most comfortable care for our patients. We understand for many patients, visiting the dentist can be overwhelming due to dental anxiety. This usually is a result of a negative experience in the past, and patients often become fearful and anxious about future visits.
With IV Sedation (Intravenous Sedation or also often called “Conscious Sedation”), patients achieve complete relaxation even during the most complex procedures. Patients are still “conscious” and can respond, but often do not recall much of the procedure. The medication the dentist administers is controlled through an IV, and he ensures full control of anesthesia and the comfort of the patient. It is the most effective form of sedation a general dentist can provide.
IV Sedation is a safe, effective modality of anesthesia that doesn’t require full OR general anesthesia with intubation. It often makes a difference for our patients, from putting off treatment to getting the care they deserve before things deteriorate and require even larger interventions.
We have fully trained and experienced team members that ensure you are safe and comfortable. The anesthesia also wears off quickly once the procedure is finished, so the patient can recover quickly and be taken to recover at home. (Minimal downtime)
Dr. Tony Kim is a certified provider for IV Sedation in Alberta, certified in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and Airway Management from the University of Alberta.