What is it?
Sedation dentistry, or dental anesthesia, is a practice whereby we are able to perform common dental procedures in the chair, and provide general practice dental care, under Oral Moderate Sedation using Nitrous Oxide.
Undergo all general dental procedures without discomfort or anxiety. In fact, you will be almost asleep and completely relaxed throughout your appointment.
The advantages of using nitrous oxide include:
- Can be altered at any time during treatment to increase or decrease sedation;
- No after effects, such as an anesthetic ‘hangover’;
- Inhalation sedation is safe with no side effects on your heart and lungs, etc.;
- Very effective in minimizing gagging;
- Works rapidly: nitrous oxide reaches the brain within 20 seconds and in as little as 2-3 minutes its relaxation and pain killing properties kick in;
- Reversal of nitrous oxide sedation is provided by administration of 100% oxygen for about 5 minutes post-treatment;
- No company required post-appointment to drive patient home;
- Used effectively in sedation dentistry for many years, Nitrous oxide has been safely used by millions of patients around the world for dental and medical sedation.
- Patient is able to breathe on their own and remain in control of all bodily functions;
- Some patients report falling asleep during the appointment, and even experience mild amnesia afterward, with no or little memory of what happened during the appointment.
Why might you need it?
Do any of the following conditions sound like you?
- Severe fear and anxiety related to dental visits and procedures
- Low pain threshold
- Very sensitive teeth
- High gag reflex
- Limited time to complete dental care
- In need of an extensive treatment which, without sedation, might require multiple appointments. (Indeed, you can have years of dental treatment in just one appointment.)
Dental anesthesia, or sedation dentistry can help you get through your visit to the dentist, no matter how minor the procedure, with as little stress as possible.
Children and most special needs patients who cannot cooperate during a normal dental procedure can also benefit greatly from anesthesia.
Note: Nitrous Oxide is not a solution for all patients. Anyone diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) should categorically NOT use Nitrous Oxide. Others who should think twice about using Nitrous Oxide during dental procedures include those who suffer from:
- Exotic chest problems,
- A cold, or other difficulties with breathing.
- Unsure? Ask our dentists for a “5-minute trial” to see how you feel with this type of sedation method before proceeding with further treatment.
What can The Esthene Dental Centre do for you?
Feeling uneasy, or downright fearful about your dental visit and/or procedure? Not only do we completely understand, we empathize!
Dental treatment can cause anxiety in many, even within the community of dentists and dental practitioners. To overcome this, and get you the treatment you need to ensure oral health, at The Esthene Dental Centre we have extensive experience in sedation dentistry.
Using Nitrous Oxide to induce a form of conscious sedation, we can fix your teeth, restore sore gums, and brighten your smile all while easing anxiety and enhancing procedural comfort, thereby removing any dread from the experience.