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Does The Idea Of Going To The Dentist Make You Nervous?

A significant number of Canadians do not visit the dentist for regular checkups because they are too fearful or suffer from dental anxiety.  

Sedation dentistry offers an excellent way to provide a safe, anxiety-free, dental experience to those who are afraid of the dentist.

Sedation dentistry is often mistakenly thought to induce sleep.  In fact, most sedatives allow the patient to stay awake during the procedure.  Sleepiness is a side effect of some medications, but nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation and IV sedation only work to calm anxiety throughout the dental visit.

Sedation dentistry is popular because most sedatives can be taken by mouth, meaning no injections, no anxiety and no pain.  Some sedatives work so effectively that even the smells and details of the procedure cannot be recalled afterwards.  

Safety and compliance are two important aspects of treatments, so sedation dentistry offers both the individual and the dentist the best alternative.  Whatever the form of sedative, it is essential to be accompanied by a caregiver.  Driving to or from the appointment is not advisable.

Here are some advantages associated with sedation dentistry:

  • Anxiety is alleviated.
  • Few side effects.
  • More can be accomplished during each visit.
  • Safe.
  • Procedures seem to take less time.
  • You often don't remember anything from the appointment.

What kinds of sedatives are available?

The most popular types of dental sedatives are nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation.  Different levels of sedation (mild, moderate and deep) can be utilized depending on individual needs.  Before administering any sedative, the dentist must analyze the full medical history of the patient, taking note of any current medications.  Here is an overview of some of the most common types of dental sedatives:

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” is used as a mild sedative.  It is delivered through a nose hood, and is administered throughout the entire procedure.  Nitrous oxide elevates the general mood and can evoke a general sense of well-being.  Most importantly, it relieves anxiety and reduces pain during the procedure.  In addition, some tingling and numbness may be felt. There are few side effects associated with nitrous oxide, and it has been safely used in dentistry for many years.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation is an excellent choice for people who fear needles.  A pill is provided prior to treatment in order to induce a state of sedation.  Though oral sedatives do not cause sleep, they usually dull the senses.  This means that most patients cannot remember the pain, smells or noises associated with the procedure.  A dose of medication is taken 1 hour prior to the appointment.  A disgnated driver is needed for both before and after the appointment.

IV Sedation

Intravenous sedation is a moderate type of sedation.  Patients who have previously experienced IV sedation often report feeling like they slept through the entire procedure.  Generally, IV sedation is used for shorter treatments.  It is administered via direct injection into the bloodstream, which means the effects are immediate.  Sometimes patients feel groggy and sleepy when the IV sedatives are withdrawn.  This is why it is important to bring a designated driver for the drive home.

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Here's How We Ease Your Dental Anxiety:

1. Schedule An Initial Visit

We can take a look at your teeth, listen to your story and answer any questions.

2.You Decide What You Want

We never push an idea or treatment plan on anyone. You remain in full control of what you want to do.

3. Feel Great Again

Whatever you decide, we just want you to feel better with healthy, happy teeth.

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Before visiting Sun Chiropractic, I was nervous going because I had a bad experience with a chiropractor a year ago. All I have to say is WOW. Kimberley Castle was amazing. She was so thorough and explained everything to me. I felt welcomed from the moment I walked it. I love the follow up exercises and was happy that Kimberley was able to really pinpoint my pain and is now helping me to get better!!!

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Dr. Matt is an amazing dentist. His care for his patients and use of the best practices is exceptional. I highly recommend Montrose Dental.

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We love everything about Sun Chiropractic. We have been monthly patients of Dr. Kim Castle, ever since I was pregnant with my now five year old. She saved me from a very painful pregnancy and helped my newborn with any tummy issues. I continue to take my two children faithfully for their monthly checkups (myself included.) Couldn't imagine life without Dr. Castle and all of the amazing staff over there!

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