Sedation Dentistry in North York - Sedation Dentistry in Toronto
For some people, a trip to the dentist can be a trigger for anxiety. While dentistry is known to be safe, and extremely important, there’s a subset of people who fixate on the pain or discomfort they might experience during a procedure, and as a result, avoid dentists altogether.
One possible solution to dentist induced anxiety is sedation dentistry in Toronto. The practice of sedation dentistry involves providing the patient with one of several medical options to counteract or block out anxiety. This technique can be particularly useful in cases involving children, or if the patient will require several procedures in one sitting.
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is a common and safe practice employed by dentists to ensure maximum patient comfort, while providing excellent dental care. It’s the use of sedatives during a dental appointment to combat dental anxiety and/or pain. Our team is trained to administer the appropriate form of sedation to make your next dentist visit as relaxing an experience as possible.
What are the different types of sedation dentistry?
One of the well known examples of sedation dentistry involves the use of oxygen, mixed with nitrous, creating Nitrous Oxide (otherwise known as ‘laughing gas’). It’s administered to the patient via a comfortable face mask. Alternatively, and most commonly, sedatives are taken orally in the form of pills. These are both excellent options for patients who want to reduce the stress of a dental visit through the safe and effective use of medication.
In some cases, it may be appropriate to use full body anesthesia to render the patient entirely unconscious. This prevents the patient from experiencing pain, or having any memory of the procedure when they wake up. At Dentistry on Bayview we make sedation dentistry in North York an option available to you.
Anxiety and aversion to discomfort are no excuse for not maintaining proper oral and dental health since we can definitely help you combat them with our sedation dentistry. Please contact us at Dentistry on Bayview if you’d like to further discuss your options in terms of sedation dentistry, or make an appointment online.