Sedation dentistry Toronto is very safe and can help patients receive the dental care they need while reducing their anxieties and fears.
What is sedation dentistry
Sedation dentistry uses sedation in order to reduce a patient’s anxiety and ears about dental procedures; including children.
Children are most often the ones who will have the most anxiety and fear about the dentist but some adults are also and sedation dentistry allows for a safe relaxed dental procedure to be done.
If you have anxiety or fears when it comes to dental work, your Toronto dentist can help you with sedation dentistry.
What to look for in sedation dentistry
The first thing to look for in sedation dentistry is a dentist that is certified to perform sedation dentistry.
Next, you will want to check out the office and make sure that it is clean and well maintained.
After that, you will want to make sure that your dental insurance is accepted; and find out if your dental insurance covers sedation.
What you need to do if having sedation dentistry
There are some things you need to do if using sedation dentistry;
First, make sure that your sedation dentist knows all medications you are taking and if you have any allergies particularly to any medications.
Second, have a driver who can take you home.
What to expect during sedation dentistry
The sedation is either nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or an oral sedation, at times an IV is used.
For the most part, you will be able to respond to commands even if you dose off since sedation dentistry does not make you sleep like a general anesthesia does.
You will probably not remember most of your procedure or being taken home; that is normal.