At Lawrence Avenue Dental in Toronto, we do all we can to ensure that you have healthy mouth. Unfortunately, one thing stops a lot of patients from getting the dental care that they need is fear. Some people are afraid that things are going to be very painful, or they get anxious from the sound of the dental equipment, or they have a strong gag reflex. Some people just have a phobia of dentists, or are uncomfortable with people putting things in their mouth. Whatever, the reason, we’ll do whatever we can to make you feel comfortable so that we can give you the care that you need, including sedation dentistry.
Sedation dentistry is almost always light sedation. This means that the sedation isn’t strong enough to put you to sleep, since it’s important that you stay awake to follow the dentist’s instructions. This is also for your own convenience, since recovering from heavier forms of sedation often means you need someone else to drive you home from the clinic.
At Lawrence Avenue Dental, we are happy to offer nitrous oxide, commonly known as a laughing gas.
Gas Sedation, the most common kind of sedation in dental offices, uses nitrous oxide to keep you relaxed throughout your dental appointment. It’s popular because it’s both easy to use and wears off very quickly.
If you have any questions about sedation dentistry, visit, contact us online, or call us at (416) 444-9045.