Sedation Dentistry

At Truedent Family Dentistry we understand that many people feel anxious about visiting their family dentist. If you are nervous at all our team will do everything possible to make your visit pleasant. We offer sedation dentistry so that you can experience a stress-free and painless procedure. Our effective techniques include nitrous oxide and oral sedation and they can be used on both simple procedures such as tooth cleaning and on more complex procedures such as root canal treatments.

Whether you feel apprehensive about your upcoming dental procedure, find sitting still difficult for a long time period or have a fear of dental treatments, our sedation techniques will help put you at ease.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation can be provided in the form of a pill so that you feel more relaxed during the procedure. It is usually administered an hour before the treatment takes place and while you may feel drowsy from this type of sedation you will remain awake during the treatment.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous oxide is also commonly known as laughing gas and is administered through a mask over the nose. It is a sweet smelling, colourless and non-irritating gas that has been the primary sedation method in dentistry for a number of years. The gas is combined with oxygen at a ratio of 50% to 70% oxygen and at least 30% nitrous oxide. The nitrous oxide amount delivered will be controlled by the dentist and you can expect the gas effects to quickly wear off.

The benefits of using this form of sedation include no after effects or side effects, minimizing of the gagging reflex, and the ability to alter the depth of the sedation during the dental procedure. This type of sedation also works very rapidly with the patient feeling more relaxed within 2 to 3 minutes with the pain-killing effects in place.

Nitrous oxide is not a good choice for people that have been diagnosed with COPD. Patients with MS, emphysema, colds or other types of breathing problems may also want to avoid its use. We will discuss all of your sedation options with you to find the one that would work the best based on your overall health, your anxiety level and the procedure that needs to be performed.

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