Doing your taxes, going through labour, dealing with insurance companies, enduring visits from bickering relatives – they’ve all been said to be “worse than going to the dentist.” The popular comparison of unpleasant events to dentist visits underscores how prevalent dental anxiety is.
Whether your dental anxiety takes the shape of nervousness in the dentist’s chair or full-blown panic that has you avoiding the dentist’s office altogether, we know that the only thing worse than going to the dentist is NOT going to the dentist. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers you many conscious sedation alternatives to help you cope with your anxiety and get the dental care you need.
At our group of practices, our goal is to use just enough sedation to help you relax, allowing you to have a comfortable experience. For this reason, we offer several levels of conscious sedation options in Oshawa. If you do suffer from dental anxiety or pain, we are happy to discuss your alternatives for sedation in Oshawa and our other dental offices throughout Southern Ontario.
Your dentist has been trained for the safe administration of intravenous sedation which is particularly useful for patients whose fear has kept them out of the dentist’s office or who have a strong gag reflex
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
For many patients, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), a lighter form of sedation than intravenous sedation, is all the help they need. Nitrous oxide reduces the stress of more invasive procedures, such as a tooth extraction, and wears off quickly.
For patients who need more than nitrous oxide but less than IV sedation, we offer oral sedation: one small pill helps most healthy adults remain comfortable through an entire visit.
We have helped many patients who dreaded their dentist visit – and left our office both amazed at the comfort of their visit and committed to keeping up their dental care and hygiene. Come in and talk to us about your options for sedation in Brantford. Call us today to schedule your appointment and visit us at one of our dental clinics in Innisfil, Brantford, Oshawa, and Toronto. Our group of practices has trained staff who can help you choose the level of sedation you need. Don’t let your fears put your oral health on hold!