At Yonge Street Dental, our office is approved by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario to offer dental sedation options to help patients feel more comfortable during long procedures, and to calm anxious or nervous patients.
What is Dental Sedation?
Dental sedation refers to a variety of techniques and medications used to make patients more comfortable during dental procedures. Our dentists can help determine if a dental sedation option is right for you.
At Yonge Street Dental, we do everything we can to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental appointments. As well as offering a range of sedation options, we will work at your pace, take breaks whenever you need them, and provide calm reassurance as needed.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a mask placed over the mouth and nose. This medication calms patients even though they remain awake and able to communicate. This form of sedation may also help to lessen anxiety, increase pain threshold, reduce gag reflex and make time pass more quickly.
Oral sedatives are medications taken by mouth which can be prescribed by your dentist to help you get the dental treatment you need. This medication is taken orally in advance of a dental appointment. It leaves you awake for the procedure, but produces a calming effect to significantly relax you during your treatment.