What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry services are generally used when a patient wants to have painless and stress-free dental treatment. Sedation dentistry helps with dentophobia or odontophobia. It refers to the fear of going to the dentist. This fear could be due to several reasons, like a bad experience at your dentist when you were young or apprehension of needles, among others. At Dentistry in Streetsville, sedation dentistry helps vanquish the anxiety experienced by you during your dental visit. Our professional dentists can understand your specific yet diverse dental requirements in the case of sensitive teeth, low pain tolerance, sensitive gag reflex and much more.
The level of sedation varies from one patient to another, based on your specific dental case. Broadly, there are three levels of sedation that we use in sedation dentistry, including:
Minimal sedation - the patient is awake but relaxed.
Deep sedation - when the patient is at the edge of consciousness but can be awakened.
General Anesthesia - when the patient is completely unconscious during the dental procedure.
What Are the Different Methods of Sedation Dentistry?
As a part of the dental process, several methods are used for sedation dentistry. We have listed some of them to help you understand the procedure more closely:
Nitrous or laughing gas - The use of nitrous oxide gas or laughing gas helps in relaxing the patient with minimal sedation.
Oral sedation - Oral sedation is administered with pills to induce minimal sedation.
Intravenous drugs - The use of intravenous drugs provides deep sedation by inducing a precise amount of sedation for the treatment.
General anesthesia - This is administered using intravenous drugs and inhalational medical gasses.
If you still have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at Dentistry in Streetsville, and we will strive to provide complete customer satisfaction!