The dentists at our clinic at The West Mall and Bloor offer dental sedation options to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental procedures.
Easing Fears of Anxious Patients
If you feel nervous about visiting the dentist, our sedation services can help. Dental sedation refers to techniques and sedative drugs used to help calm anxious patients during dental procedures, or to make patients more comfortable during long procedures.
Managing Dental Anxiety
Dental anxiety is a common condition where a patient experiences fear or intense nervousness about undergoing a dental procedure.
While these feelings are completely understandable, it is very important to address them rather than avoiding necessary dental care. Avoiding dental treatment that you need will ultimately result in more serious oral health problems down the road.
We Can Help
At West Mall Dental Group, we do everything we can to help anxious patients feel relaxed and comfortable when they visit us. If you are feeling nervous, please talk to us about your concerns. We are happy to work at your pace, take breaks when you need them, and provide calm reassurance as needed.
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Contact us today for more information on how we can help you manage your dental anxiety.
Types of Sedation
Your dentist will discuss your needs with you, and recommend the sedation option that would suit you best.
At West Mall Dental Group, we offer three primary sedation options for our patients:
Nitrous oxide is a gas that is inhaled through the mouth and nose. It calms patients, decreases anxiety, reduces gag reflexes, and makes time seem to pass quicker.
Oral sedatives are pills or liquids prescribed by your dentist. The medication is taken orally by the patient ahead of the dental procedure and produces a calming, relaxing effect.
Intravenous (IV) Sedation
IV sedation refers to various medications that can be administered directly into the bloodstream through the vein for the deepest level of sedation short of general anesthesia.