At Ottawa Downtown Dental, our dentist offers dental sedation options to make patients more comfortable during long procedures, and to calm anxious patients.
What is Dental Sedation?
For patients who experience anxiety or nervousness before dental appointments, dental sedation can help them feel more comfortable during procedures.
At Ottawa Downtown Dental, we do everything in our power to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental appointments. In addition to offering sedation options, we will work at your pace, take breaks when you need them and provide calm reassurance as required.
Our dentist can help determine if a dental sedation option is right for you.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
When inhaled through the mouth and nose, nitrous oxide calms patients, though they remain awake and able to communicate. This option also tends to lessen anxiety, reduce gag reflex, make time pass more quickly and increase pain threshold.
Your dentist can prescribe oral sedatives in pill or liquid form to be taken orally prior to your dental appointment. Though this option leaves you awake for the procedure, it produces a calming effect to significantly relax you.