Many people feel some degree of dental anxiety. Some are so nervous that they even avoid going to the dentist altogether. Here at Skyline Dental Associates, our dentist and team are happy to work with you to ensure your comfort and ease during your appointments. That is why we offer sedation dentistry in Ottawa, Ontario. What is sedation dentistry, you may ask? Sedation dentistry is the use of medication to help patients relax and feel calm during dental procedures. There are several types of sedation available. Speak with Dr. Leila Ebrahimpoor to find out which option is best for you.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide is a very common form of dental sedation. A small mask is placed over your nose and mouth, through which you breathe the nitrous oxide. This form of sedation will not put you to sleep, but will reduce your anxiety. Nitrous oxide will wear off quickly after your dental appointment and you will be able to drive yourself home.
With oral sedation, you are given a pill to take before your appointment to help you relax. The dosage can vary with this type of sedation. You will remain awake during your procedure, but not nervous.
If IV sedation is chosen for your specific case, the sedative will be injected into a vein. In this way, a deeper level of sedation can be achieved. You will remain awake, but will be less aware of the dental procedure.
Feel free to contact our office at (613) 226-4562 today for more information about sedation dentistry and to schedule a visit with our friendly dental team.