Fear of visiting the dentist is extremely common. However, if you aren't taking the time to visit the dentist for those regular cleanings and exams twice a year, your oral health will be affected severely, and your overall health can be negatively impacted as well.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry can, of course, be used for more severe procedures where the patient will need to be relaxed for a long period of time, but often it's used today to help patients who have anxiety about sitting in the dental chair. Nitrous Oxide can be administered before any treatment is completed to help you relax and feel more comfortable with any procedures or care that you may need.
This is a great option for patients who are afraid of visiting the dentist, and it only takes a few minutes for it to leave your system, which means you can drive after the use of Nitrous Oxide.
There are also other forms of sedation that may require that you have someone else take you to and from your appointment, including oral sedation and IV sedation. These are typically only used for patients who are undergoing more intense treatments for dentistry. These allow you to relax completely during treatment. If you are getting a dental implant, for example, this longer procedure may require a higher level of sedation.
Contact Our Etobicoke Dental Clinic
If you have any questions, or if you'd like to learn more about sedation dentistry, don't hesitate to contact our office today for more information on getting started.