Sedation Dentistry in Bolton and Caledon, Kleinburg and Woodbridge
Sleep, Sedation Dentistry
When you visit your Smiles on Queen dentist, he/she will perform a simple evaluation to determine if sedation dentistry is an ideal solution for you.
Sedation dentistry is often recommended for individuals who have:
- Fear and anxiety of undergoing dental treatments
- A difficulty to getting numb
- A history of trauma during dental procedures
- Sensitive gag reflex
- Difficulty opening the mouth
- Complex dental problems
If you always dread going to the dentist or fail to follow through with your appointment due to fear and anxiety, we may recommend sedation dentistry in Bolton and Caledon. Some of our patients require sedation after having a bad experience at the dental clinic as a child. Others simply have an aversion to needles and cannot stand the sight of a dentist performing a procedure while they watch. Do not allow fear to come in the way of proper dental care. For dental treatments that are invasive or lengthy, we perform sedation dentistry to ensure the patient is at ease and the procedure is properly done. At Smiles on Queen, we understand your fears and we are ready to do all it takes to ensure your dental needs are met.
Stats Canada reports that 40% of Canadians fear going for a dental appointment. Even so, you cannot avoid seeing a dentist as that would lead to myriad dental problems. Sedation dentistry takes the anxiety out of the way.
Nobody likes experiencing pain, especially if it is near the teeth or gum. Sedation dentistry eliminates pain. Once sedatives and anesthetics are administered, the brain is unable to register any pain during a dental procedure.
SEDATION DENTISTRY PROVIDES Better Results
Sedation dentistry makes the work of a dentist easier. It allows a dentist to complete a difficult procedure in a calm environment. This is all thanks to minimal disturbance from the patient.
Types of Sedation
Deep Sedation & General Anesthesia: Deep sedation and general anaesthesia, administered intravenously by a licensed dental anaesthesiologist, is an excellent option for:
1) Young children who have extensive dental work, where one appointment to complete everything would be preferable to several appointments, for their mental and emotional well-being. The benefit is that your child will have no memory of their appointment, reducing their risk of developing adulthood dental phobia.
2) Adults and teenagers who have dental phobia or would simply rather not be awake for their procedure!
So whether you are worried that your child will not sit still long enough for their dental procedure to be completed, afraid that a dental appointment will traumatize your child and would rather he be asleep for it, or are having a procedure done yourself and don’t want to lose sleep over it, the option is there to sleep through your whole appointment. You will be safe in the hands of our anesthesiology specialist, and our staff will guide you through every step of the process.
Oral sedation: Oral Sedation involves taking a pill to reduce dental anxiety in adults. Depending on your anxiety level, your weight and your medical history, the doctors at Smiles on Queen will determine the right medication for you and whether you are a candidate for safe oral sedation. You will, however, need a chaperone to escort you home after your dental procedure, since the medication will stay in your body for several hours after it is taken.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation: Nitrous oxide, also called “laughing gas” is a quick-acting gas that is delivered through a special nose-mask while the dental work is completed. Laughing gas is excellent for use in children, because it is safe, effective, has a quick onset, and leaves the body typically within five minutes after the dental work is completed, such that your little one can go back to school and resume their daily activities after their dental appointment. It is also great for adults who want to be more relaxed during their appointment and greatly decrease their anxiety while still being conscious. Best of all, you can drive yourself home after your procedure, since the gas leaves the body very quickly after it is turned off. Most insurances will cover nitrous oxide sedation, but if you are unsure about your coverage, our staff will be happy to find out the details for you.
Is it Safe and How Does it Work?
Sedation dentistry uses a sedative to turn off some or all of your senses. This enables you to go through lengthy and complex dental procedures in a relaxed state. The procedure benefits both you and the dentist. With sedation dentistry in Bolton and Caledon, the patient will have peace of mind while the procedure is being done, and the dentist will have ample time working with minimal disturbance.
The dentist decides on the level of sedation and the sedation technique that will be ideal. The decision is based on your dental anxiety level, overall health and the procedure that will be done.
Sedation dentistry takes the discomfort out of the way. Why miss a dental appointment while you can sleep through it and wake up with a brand new smile?
Sedation dentistry in Bolton and Caledon has minimal risks. Your dentist will take all the necessary precautions to ensure you are safe throughout the procedure.
The first step is making sure you are an ideal candidate for sedation dentistry. For this, the dentist will ask several questions regarding your overall health. For example, are you taking any medications? Your dentist may advise that you stop taking certain medication for some time before the treatment. During the procedure, you will be monitored in case your breathing slows, and you have to be given oxygen.
You should, however, note that dental sedation is not safe for pregnant women. You should avoid breastfeeding for at least 12 hours after sedation.
Who is sedation dentistry for?
Sedation dentistry is ideal for persons of all ages that don’t have conflicting health problems that may lead to complications. In the initial consultation, the dentist will ask several questions regarding your health to ensure you are a good candidate for sedation dentistry.
Side effects associated with sedation dentistry include:
- Brief unawareness of time
As a result of these side effects, when undergoing sedation dentistry, you must have someone to pick you up after the treatment.
Is sedation dentistry safe for children?
Pediatric sedation dentistry is safe. The procedure is performed in many clinical settings. The dentist enquires about the health of a child to determine if they are a good candidate.
Which dental services should I look into the sedation industry for?
Sedation dentistry is ideal for:
- Emergency dentistry
- Dental implants
- Gum grafts
- Oral surgery
- Root canal treatment
- Tooth extraction
Will I feel anything during the treatment of sedation dentistry?
While some people report feeling slight discomfort, most patients don’t feel anything during the procedure. The majority of patients leave feeling relaxed without any memory of the procedure.