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. To help us achieve this we offer oral sedation, nitrous gas, and IV sedation.
In addition to 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)
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.