Sedation Dentistry in Orleans
Dr. Nicolas can help you overcome your fear of the dentist. Sedation dentistry may be a great option if you have been feeling scared about being treated by a dentist. We see patients every day who have had a bad dental experience and have avoided the dental office for years, even since childhood due to fear. We want you to have a positive dental experience. Contact our dental office with questions or concerns that you might have.
Did you know that millions of Canadians avoid dental care because of fear and anxiety?
Without regular trips to the dentist, your smile’s brilliance may diminish, and your oral health can suffer. Sedation dentistry, a term that describes the methods used to manage patient pain and anxiety, allows the dentist to help people relax while at the same time allowing patients to respond to physical stimulation and verbal command
Understanding Sedation Dentistry
The two common types of sedation we offer are:
- Nitrous Oxide (also known as laughing gas or happy gas). Often, your dentist will also provide a local anesthetic with laughing gas to avoid any pain.
- Oral sedation, which involves pills or liquid taken through the mouth. The medication allows patients to enter a state of total relaxation during treatment. Usually, patients receive an injection of local anesthetic as well.
If you choose oral sedation, a responsible companion MUST accompany you to and from the visit. Before any dental procedures commence, the sedating effects of the medicine will cause the patient to become drowsy and relaxed. The dental team will attach the patient to a monitor so that the dentist can keep track of vital signs. At the completion of the dental procedures, you will be allowed to recover from the effects of the sedation before leaving the office with a friend or relative. Feel free to resume normal activities sometime in the next 12 to 24 hours, but someone should stay with you for the first few hours at home.