For most people a visit to the dentist is simply a part of their normal routine, but for a significant number of people, a visit to the dentist causes fear and intense anxiety.
Given the importance of maintaining healthy teeth and gums to your overall health, it is imperative that you find a way to overcome your fears. Luckily, we can help. If you are a little apprehensive about visiting us, you will be happy to know that we offer nitrous oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas.
We also offer IV sedation. IV sedation is designed to relax you and make you completely comfortable. It also eliminates your anxiety and pain. Although you may lie back in the dental chair with your eyes closed, you will not be asleep during your appointment and will still be able to respond to verbal cues from your dentist. Because you are completely relaxed, your dentist can accomplish more dentistry in less time. IV sedation can benefit you if you have a sensitive gag reflex or difficulty sitting in a dental chair for long periods of time. You'll be so relaxed that you'll be unaware of the sights, smells and sounds of the dental office. Patients remember little-to-nothing of their appointment by the next day.
Our ultimate goal is to enable our patients to receive dental treatment in a comfortable state of mind. To learn more about reducing your anxiety at your next dental appointment, please feel free to ask us. 905-692-2220.