Sedation for Anxious Patients
For some people, visiting the dentist can be a very nerve-wracking experience. At Uptowne Dental Centre in Toronto, we want to help make your visit and experience as comfortable as possible. Our dentists offer dental sedation options to help anxious patients have a more pleasant and comfortable dental experience.
Don’t let your anxieties stop you from getting the dental care you deserve.
If the thought of visiting the dentist makes you nervous, contact us today to learn more about our sedation options.
Most Common Types of Dental Sedation:
Oral Sedation and Inhalation Sedation
Nitrous Oxide is a sweet-smelling, non-irritating, colourless gas which you can breathe. Nitrous Oxide has been the primary means of sedation in dentistry for many years. Nitrous oxide is safe, the patient receives 50-70% oxygen with no less than 30% nitrous oxide. The patient is able to breathe on their own and remain in control of all bodily functions.
There are many advantages to using Nitrous Oxide
- The depth of sedation can be altered at any time to increase or decrease sedation
- There is no after effect which would prevent you from driving or resuming daily activities
- Inhalation sedation is safe with no side effects on your heart and lungs, etc.
- It works rapidly to help you relax
Reasons to not use Nitrous Oxide
You should not utilize Nitrous Oxide if you have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or if you are pregnant.
Though there are no other major contraindications to using nitrous oxide, you may not want to use it if you have emphysema, M.S., a cold or other difficulties with breathing.