We want all our patients to feel at ease with the treatment they need, so
we offer two comfort options to either take the edge off your stress or
eliminate it completely. With nitrous oxide or conscious sedation
dentistry, you'll be so comfortable, you'll wonder why you waited so long.
The first option is nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. When you inhale the gas through a mask, the medication brings you to a mildly relaxed state. The use of local anesthetic will eliminate pain, as well. After treatment is over, the effects of the nitrous oxide wear off quickly, and you can safely drive yourself home or to work.
The other option is oral conscious sedation, which is great if you have stronger fears or need a lot of work done in one visit. About an hour before your appointment, you take a pill that we've provided. Gradually you reach a very relaxed state. You can respond when asked questions, but you will not be aware of the work being performed. When your procedure is completed, someone drives you home. You are completely conscious but feel a little sleepy.
You are not completely out as if for surgery. You retain a level of consciousness, but an unawareness of the procedure. This is important to know, as some patients have an even greater fear of being completely unconscious. This sedation is a viable medium between maintaining control and letting go of fear.
Our goal is for every patient to feel relaxed at every visit. We look forward to working with you to provide you with quality dental care in a comfortable, relaxed manner.
Call our office at (416) 415-2429 to determine how sedation dentistry can make your dental visit comfortable and relaxed.
Joshua Charlat, DMD
30 St. Clair Avenue West
Toronto, ON M4V 3A1
Mon - Thurs: 8 am - 5 pm
Fri: 8 am - 12 pm
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