What Is the Procedure?
Sedation dentistry takes different forms and the recommended process will depend on the level of your anxiety. Also, remember that each of these methods achieves varying sedation results and below are the main methods you can find today:
- Nitrous oxide – Your dentist can use laughing gas (nitrous oxide) as a form of very light sedation for your treatment. It won’t knock you out completely and therefore you’ll still be awake during the treatment. All you’ll feel is being relaxed and calm, and afterwards you’ll manage to drive yourself back home
- Sedative pills – Your dental hygienist may administer this mild-to-moderate oral sedation during your treatment. Although you’ll stay awake and you can respond during the procedure, it is advisable for a friend or family member to go with you because the oral pills can make you slightly groggy, and you’ll, therefore, need somebody to drive you back home
- Intravenous sedation (IV) – As the highest level of dental sedation, it is administered through a needle injection. Although during treatment you’ll be able to respond and breathe on your own, in most cases you’ll not recollect what happened during the procedure afterwards. You will need someone to drive you home because IV sedation takes several hours to wear off
Let us help
At Mississauga Smiles Dentistry, we have experienced oral care professionals to offer you quality sedation during your complicated dental procedure. Apart from our flexible consultation schedule, we have unbeatable offers and we even help our clients in processing their health insurance claims.
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