At Got Smile Dental Centre in Napanee, our dentists offer dental sedation options to help patients feel more comfortable during long procedures, and to calm anxious patients.
What is Dental Sedation?
We use a range of dental sedation techniques to help patients feel more comfortable during dental procedures. Our dentists can help you decide whether a dental sedation option is right for you.
At Got Smile Dental Centre, we do everything in our power to help patients feel more relaxed and comfortable during their dental appointments. Along with offering sedation options, we will work at your pace, take breaks when you need them, and provide calm reassurance as needed.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
When inhaled through the mouth and nose, nitrous oxide helps calm patients, though they stay awake and able to communicate. It also tends to increase pain threshold, lessen anxiety, and make time pass more quickly.
Your dentist can prescribe oral sedatives in the form of pills or liquids. This medication is taken orally before a dental appointment, and leaves you awake for the procedure. It produces a calming effect to significantly relax you.
IV sedatives are administered directly to the bloodstream through a vein, offering the deepest level of sedation without general anesthesia. You'll be attached to a monitor so your dentist can track your vital signs.