Dental anxiety can prevent you from seeking treatment necessary to maintain a healthy smile. At Estrabillo Dental Group, we believe that you are entitled to receiving the best care possible and will do everything possible to ensure your procedure is comfortable. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry in Ancaster. Different types of sedatives can be used for each type of procedure to calm your nerves and make the dentist’s chair seem less daunting.
Don’t let your fear control you. Talk to Estrabillo Dental Group about sedation dentistry in Ancaster so you can maintain your oral health and keep your pearly whites dazzling.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry refers to the use of sedation during dental treatment. Sedation is most commonly used during extensive procedures, for patients with dental anxiety or for patients who find it difficult to sit still. There are different types of sedation, including nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”), IV sedation, oral sedatives and general anesthetic.
Sedation can range from the use of nitrous oxide to calm a patient to general anesthetics used to put patients to sleep. Patients with dental phobias, low pain tolerance, major dental treatments, physical handicaps or strong gag reflexes may require sedation. Procedures like fillings, crowns, bridges, root canals, extractions, cosmetic procedures and periodontal treatments can often require sedation.
Sedation is an effective way to make many patients comfortable during their dental visit. Before using a sedative or anesthetic, it is important to tell us about any medications or medical treatments you are receiving. Before administering any sedative or anesthetic, we will talk to you about the process of sedation and pre- and post-sedation instructions.
Nitrous Oxide or “Laughing Gas”
This reduces anxiety and relaxes you. You’ll still be aware of what’s going on – you just won’t be as concerned about it. This sedation has no after effects, so you can return to your normal daily routine.
Nitrous Oxide & Anti-Anxiety Meds
This combo is effective for more moderate anxiety. You’ll be awake but completely relaxed throughout the procedure, though you may not remember it afterwards.
We use this for people with severe anxiety, with a significant gag reflex, and for children who need to have extensive work done. You will need someone to drive you home after your procedure.
For more information about sedation dentistry or to discuss which option is right for you, please contact us today for an initial consultation. Located in Ancaster, Dr. Estrabillo serves the surrounding areas.