Sedation Dentistry at Century Stone Dental in Hamilton
Does the thought of seeing a dentist cause anxiety? If so, you're not alone. It's estimated that roughly 15% of the population have anxiety-related dental phobia. This is why our practice offers sedation options and sleep dentistry to ease your nerves, so you can receive the dental care you need in peace. We know that your experience is important and will do everything we can to help it be a relaxing experience and keep you comfortable while under our care. Sedation dentistry is approved by the Canadian Dental Association.
Sedation Dentistry Services
There are different types of conscious sedation treatments available, including IV sedation, nitrous oxide, and oral sedation. We offer nitrous oxide, IV, and oral sedation. Also referred to as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is an odourless gas that helps your muscles and nerves relax for moderate sedation. You remain awake while receiving the gas through a mask, and once the gas is stopped, there are usually no side effects; any which are experienced are not serious. There is also oral sedation available for mild sedation but it will need to be taken an hour before your dental treatment is to begin.
Is Dental Sedation the Same as General Anaesthesia?
No. With general anaesthesia administered, patients are unconscious. Dental sedation, although often called sleep dentistry, is a form of conscious sedation. You'll still remain awake, and be able to respond to questions, unlike general anesthesia which puts you completely to sleep. There are also little to no side effects associated with laughing gas like with anesthesia.
What Does Sedation Dentistry Feel Like?
We offer nitrous oxide, IV, or laughing gas sedation dentistry with a longer or stressful dental treatment. Any patients that are highly anxious can request it for a procedure. We are also able to use sedation dentistry while performing children's dentistry. You should feel very calm and, as the name suggests, somewhat giddy! Nitrous oxide doesn't impair your ability to think or stay awake, so you'll be fully conscious while receiving the gas. You will be able to answer any questions your dentist asks during the procedure. Some patients feel as if their limbs are “lighter,” while another patient will report feeling “heavier” while under sedation. Some people experience a numb sensation inside the mouth. All these experiences are normal.
DENTAL SEDATION FOR PATIENTS WITH ANXIETY IN HAMILTON
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GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED ABOUT SEDATION DENTISTRY TODAY
The health of your teeth and your well-being are important to us. We aim to provide every patient with enjoyable dental visits and procedures! Do you have questions about our services or wonder whether dental sedation is right for you? Are you interested in sedation for your next dental treatment? Talk to our team at Century Stone Dental today! We will discuss whether you are a good candidate for sedation, and what your options are.
Give us a call today at 905-545-4833 or email us at [email protected].