What is Dental Sedation?
Dental sedation refers to a variety of techniques used to make patients more comfortable during dental procedures. Our dentists can help determine if a dental sedation option is right for you.
At West End Dental Centre, we do everything we can to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental appointments. In addition to offering sedation options, we will work at your pace, take breaks when you need them, and provide calm reassurance as needed.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide is inhaled through the mouth and nose. The medication helps calm patients while they remain awake. It also tends to decrease anxiety, increase pain threshold, reduce gag reflex and make time pass more rapidly.
Oral sedatives are pills or liquids prescribed by your dentist. The medication is taken orally before your dental appointment. It leaves you awake for the procedure but produces a calming effect to significantly relax you.
IV sedatives are administered directly into the bloodstream through the vein for the deepest level of sedation without general anesthesia. Our dental team will attach you to a monitor so that the dentist can keep track of vital signs during the procedure.