Are you feeling anxious about your next appointment? Perhaps you are coming in for a long dental procedure. Ask your dentist at Chapman Mills Dental in Ottawa about dental sedation options to help you feel more comfortable.
What is Dental Sedation?
With dental sedation, we have numerous techniques at our disposal to help patients feel more comfortable during dental procedures. Our dentists can help determine whether a dental sedation option is right for you.
At Chapman Mills Dental, we do everything in our power to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental appointments. Along with offering sedation options, we will work at your pace, take breaks when you need them, and provide calm reassurance as required.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
This medication is inhaled through the nose and mouth. Nitrous oxide calms patients, though they remain awake and able to communicate. It also tends to increase pain threshold, reduce gag reflex, make time pass more quickly and lessen anxiety.
Your dentist can prescribe oral sedatives in liquid or pill form. Take this medication orally before your appointment. While it will leave you awake for the procedure, you'll feel a relaxing effect. Oral medication is usually from a group of drugs known as Benzodiazapines.