Sedation for Dental Anxiety in OakvilleNitrous Oxide/Oxygen
Anxiety-Free Dentistry for Adults and Children!
Nitrous oxide sedation transforms adults and children filled with anxieties about dental treatment into comfortable, relaxed and responsive patients. This allows us to make the most efficient use of chair time to complete treatment and leave you feeling completely positive about your dental treatment experience.
Nitrous oxide is simply a gas which you breathe in through a mask that is placed over your nose. It is tasteless, odourless and instantly reversible. It can be used selectively to make anesthetic more manageable or for the duration of your appointment. You will be awake and alert – you simply won’t feel any anxiety! And you won’t need a drive home.
Inhalation sedation may be helpful for:
- fear of pain, office noises, injections, dentists
- strong gag reflex
- pre-existing or generalized anxiety
With oral sedation dentistry, you take a sedative orally prior to your dental treatment and enjoy and relaxing, worry free dental visit. You may drift off into a restful state but you will be able to breathe on your own and communicate when needed. Your appointment will pass quickly and you may have little memory of being at the dentist.
Oral sedation may benefit patients experiencing anxiety or those who need extensive treatment or lengthy appointments. If you are interested in this aspect of care, please arrange for a consultation with Oakville dentist, Dr. Nitin Kapoor, to determine if you are a candidate for oral sedation.