Some people are afraid even of the idea of sitting in the dental chair, let alone going through a procedure such as an extraction or root canal therapy.
Next year, the U of A will kick start a special program of dentistry help free of charge.
More specifically, the clinic will welcome anxious patients for free dental sedation.
Sedation is extremely expensive otherwise, and it is not covered by insurance. Even if a patent can get that extraction covered partly by his/her insurance, dental sedation needs to be paid for out of pocket.
Such free dental services programs are extremely valuable especially for patients who struggle with high levels of dental phobia and anxiety.
According to studies in the field, approximately 5% of the Canadian adults struggle with high levels of dental anxiety, which makes them to postpone their required dental treatments.
However, with such free dental care services programs, more people can finally get the required treatments.
Actually, there are people who avoided going to the dentist for as long as 10 or 20 years, exactly because of their dental fear problem.
Now more Canadian dentists are getting their qualification in providing dental sedation to patients, and such services will be more readily available in private clinics throughout the country.
Currently, the University of Alberta is looking for patients for the months of January and June 2014.
These patients will receive free dentistry sedation services, so they can get their required treatment without any pain.
Please keep in mind the number of spaces is limited, so you should make an appointment in time. In order to have access to more information regarding the U of A dental sedation program at no cost, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org