Here's one of the most effective tools for eliminating dental phobia.
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 oral conscious 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.
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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 designated driver is needed for both before and after the appointment.
We can take a look at your teeth, listen to your story and answer any questions.
We never push an idea or treatment plan on anyone. You remain in full control of what you want to do.
Whatever you decide, we just want you to feel better with healthy, happy teeth.