What is Dental Sedation?
Dental sedation can refer to a variety of techniques used to make patients more comfortable during dental procedures. Our dentists can help determine if the dental sedation option is right for you.
At Landmark Dental Centre, we want to ensure that patients feel as relaxed and comfortable during their appointments with us. In addition to offering sedation options, we will work at your pace, take breaks when you need them, and provide calm reassurance as needed.
Dental Sedation at Landmark Dental Centre
Dr. Dionysius David is a general dentist with a special interest in dental sedation. He is registered to provide moderate dental sedation on-site at Landmark Dental Centre. Dr. David administers anesthesia and sedatives to our patients safely in order to encourage comfort and help dispel anxiety.
Dr. David is able to administer dental anesthesia and sedatives to help patients undergo surgeries with minimal discomfort, to promote calm and alleviate anxiety and to help us safely conduct invasive procedures.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide is inhaled through the mouth and nose. The medication calms patients even though they remain awake and able to communicate. It also tends to lessen anxiety, increase pain threshold, reduce gag reflex and make time pass more quickly.
Oral sedatives are pills or liquids prescribed by your dentist. The medication is taken orally in advance of a dental appointment. It leaves you awake for the procedure, but produces a calming effect to significantly relax you.
IV sedatives are administered directly into the bloodstream through the vein for the deepest level of sedation without general anesthesia. Our dental team will attach you to a monitor so that the dentist can keep track of vital signs during the procedure.
General anesthesia is a controlled state of unconsciousness that eliminates awareness, movement and discomfort during dental treatment. Complex treatments can be completed while you are asleep in one appointment.