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Anesthesia

Anesthesia Edmonton

While the use of a local anesthetic to prevent pain is sufficient for many dental patients, sedation or general anesthesia may be appropriate to ensure the safe, efficient and competent delivery of dental procedures.

Sedation or general anesthesia is determined on a case-by-case basis and may be recommended for patients that:

  • Experience high anxiety due to fear or low tolerance to pain - it can help to prevent or address dental phobias (fear of the dentist);
  • Have an allergy to local aesthetic or for whom local anesthetic is not effective in pain control;
  • Require complex or invasive dental procedures, or dental procedures that would otherwise require multiple visits if performed without sedation;
  • Experience a choking sensation (an exaggerated gag reflex), or have difficulty opening their mouth for a sustained period of time;
  • Are unable to remain still during the dental treatment (due to a mental or physical disability);
  • Are medically compromised or have special health care requirements.

Any decision regarding sedatives is based on an individual assessment and discussion with your dentist. Also, learn more about the use of sedation and general anesthesia in treating children.

Call Westend Dental Clinic at (780) 484-0808 to book your appointment. We are conveniently located at 17303 Stony Plain Rd in Edmonton, AB.

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  • Our dental clinic has been servicing Edmonton community for the past 30 years.
  • Our mission is to provide patients with oral care in a warm, cheerful and relaxed environment.
  • Our goal is for you to keep your teeth functional and healthy, and maintain a long-term partnership with you based on trust and respect.
  • Our location is convenient and has elevator access. Free parking is available during the appointment.
  • Our staff is friendly and well trained.
  • Our clinic accommodates new patients. Dental emergencies are seen based on schedule availability and referred accordingly.

For the healthiest gums use these formulas for brushing, flossing, massaging gums, mouth-rinses, proxa-brushes, sulca-brushes, rubber-tip stimulators to overcome sensitive teeth, to ease the recovery of oral surgery, and for general overall cavity prevention.

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