Undergoing a dental procedure can be scary!!
Our goal is to calm your fears and help you relax
We always offer a detailed explanation of every step of any procedure and what it will accomplish for you. This often helps reduce anxiety, but it may not provide a full sense of comfort. That's why we provide sedation.
If you suffer from dental anxiety and it's preventing you from getting regular check-ups or a needed procedure, please discuss it freely with one of our dentists. We know how to help.
Our method of sedation is nitrous oxide, which is also commonly called “laughing gas”. We use it to reduce anxiety and sensation during dental procedures.
For healthy patients, it's a safe sedative agent mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that is placed over your nose.
It's invisible, odourless, and tasteless.
We apply a breathing mask over your mouth that delivers oxygen. The amount of sedation needed is different for everyone, so we gradually increase the dose until you feel relaxed.
You will not be left alone at any time.
We consider your general health, history of allergies and your anxiety level to determine the best approach. Sedation dentistry is most appropriate for people who are afraid to go to the dentist and may be suitable for the patients who:
You feel a sensation of discomfort and uncertainty which begins when it is time for your appointment and likely even in the days or weeks leading up to your appointment.
Some of the signs of anxiety are:
If you're apprehensive about an upcoming dental visit, try these ways to help reduce your anxiety: