Sedation Dentistry Long Branch Toronto
Not everyone feels comfortable going to the dentist; in fact, for some patients, it’s downright terrifying!
At Toronto Lakeshore Dental, your comfort is our number priority, and our doctors understand that fear and anxiety often hold people back from getting much-needed dental care. For this reason, we offer different options for sedation dentistry to help you feel more relaxed and at ease during your treatment procedures. Most of all, we want you to get the quality dental care you deserve so you can maintain your oral health for a lifetime.
Nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is a great option for patients who just need some extra assistance feeling relaxed at their appointment. It’s a breathable combination of nitrous oxide and oxygen that’s administered through a mask you’ll wear during your dental appointment. You’ll be awake, yet feel at ease and calm during your procedure.
At the end of your appointment, the mask is removed and it takes only a few minutes for the nitrous to completely exit your system. You’ll be able to drive yourself home and resume normal daily activities after your appointment.
Oral sedation is a medication that Dr. Joo or Dr. Moore will prescribe for you to take approximately one hour prior to your appointment. With this type of sedation, you’ll need to arrange for a ride to and from your appointment, and you’ll need to take the rest of the day off from your regular activities.
When you take your pill, you’ll still be awake and responsive but completely relaxed to the point that you may feel like you’ve fallen asleep. Some patients find that they have little memory of their appointment or the dental procedures that take place. Oral sedation is a great option for those patients who may have multiple procedures to get done at one appointment.
IV sedation utilizes medications that are administered through an intravenous line. Dr. Joo will monitor your vital signs throughout your procedure, as you will be completely asleep with this type of sedation. You’ll need to arrange for a ride to and from your appointment and will need time to recover after IV sedation.
Patients who are having longer procedures such as dental implants or wisdom teeth extractions may choose to have IV sedation. It also works well for a patient who might need multiple treatments done because they will be able to complete all their dental work at one time.
Dr. Joo has had extensive training and many years of experience in administering all these forms of sedation, so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands throughout your entire procedure.
Don’t let fear or anxiety keep you from achieving optimum oral health. Contact Toronto Lakeshore Dental to learn more about your options for dental sedation.