Helping You Feel Comfortable in the Dental Chair
Many people suffer from dental anxiety. We have worked with patients who are afraid of going to the dentist, even for a routine check-up. If you or one of your family members feels anxious about dental visits, it’s time to stop putting off your appointment.
When you make your appointment, let us know if you’ve ever felt afraid of going to the dentist, and we’ll prepare for your appointment to help you relax and feel at ease. We know how important maintaining good oral health is, but we also know how important it is that you feel comfortable for your visit. Please let us know how we can accommodate you.
Our sedation options offer a variety of levels, including being completely asleep during treatment, to being awake and very relaxed. Listed below are some of the options available to you:
- Nitrous Oxide – Nitrous Oxide, or laughing gas, is considered a light form of dental sedation. Your dentist will administer the nitrous oxide through a mask that’s placed over your nose. The gas is inhaled through the nose and expelled through the mouth. When the procedure is over, the nitrous oxide wears off almost immediately with minimal to no side effects or recovery time.
- IV Sedation – A deep sense of calm and relaxation occurs with our conscious sedation techniques. With IV sedation, you will have no memory of your procedure. It removes the need to worry about the sight, sound or smell of medical instruments, medicines or drilling sound.
- Oral Sedation – Although you’ll be able to respond to your dentist’s instructions, you may feel sleepy. Recovery time will take longer and you’ll need someone to drive you home.
- General Anaesthesia – This is an excellent and safe option for most patients who are extremely apprehensive about going to the dentist. We have a board certified anaesthesiologist (MD) and registered nurses on staff. Our facility has been inspected and approved by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario for the administration of the highest level of sedation, including deep sedation.
Your oral health is important. If dental phobia is holding you back, we can help. Contact us today to learn more.