Dental Sedation in london ontario

Sedation Dentistry – Do you feel anxious when you go to the dentist?

Whether you are undergoing a dental procedure that requires sedation or you wish to calm your nerves, sedation dentistry may be the solution for you. It can also be used if you have a strong gag reflex or low pain tolerance.

At our office, we are happy to provide sedation dentistry to our patients to make their visit as comfortable as possible inside a relaxed and comfortable office environment to manage your anxiety during your appointment.

All you need to do is arrive at Hyland Dental before your scheduled treatment, and go home to rest right after. Our dentists stay with you every step of the way — during preparation, throughout the procedure, and post-op care.

We examine your medical history, expertly perform the dental treatment , and ensure a fast and smooth recovery. To ensure your safety and comfort throughout the procedure, we provide various type of sedation to manage your dental anxiety.

Types Of Sedation Options

Laughing gas (Nitrous Oxide): it is a popular sedative gas used as a conscious sedative. A small mask is placed on the nose and the gas is administrated as a mixture with the oxygen and is effective at producing a calming effect in a patient during the entire procedure. You will still be able to communicate while under the effect of the gas.

It creates a reducing tension sensation that calms and relaxes you and allows you to complete your treatment much more easily.

It works best for patients who have mild to moderate anxiety. It is not intended to put you to sleep. At the end of the appointment, oxygen will be administered to flush out the gas.

A benefit of laughing gas is that it wears off almost immediately, and there are rarely side effects. You will be able to return to your daily activities and a companion with you is not required. It is important that you don’t eat or drink liquids to 3 hours prior to your treatment.

Sedation Dentistry

Oral sedation:

An anti-anxiety medication usually will be prescribed and administered in a pill form that you take one hour prior to your appointment in our office. The medication will relax you during your treatment. This type of sedation does not put you to sleep, but is still effective at dulling the senses. During the procedure, you will be monitored for your vitals (Heart Rate and Blood Pressure). It is important that you don’t eat or drink anything for at least 3 hours prior your appointment. After the procedure, you will need to go home with an accompany adult as you will still be impaired.

IV sedation or “Twilight sedation”:

It is designed for patients who have severe anxiety, or for patients who prefer to be completely sedated during their treatment and undergo the dental procedures while they are very relaxed as well as not to remember those procedures. These forms of sedation are administered through medication and cause the patient to be nearly or fully unconscious.
IV sedation is administered by a certified dentist who will administer the sedation and monitor your progress during your treatment. The goal of IV sedation is to use as little medication as possible to get the treatment completed. At any time an antidote can be administrated to reverse the effects of the medication if necessary. IV sedation is very safe. After a short recovery period, you will be escorted home to rest for the remainder of the day.
Please note that for oral and IV sedation you will be legally impaired and unable to drive. You will need to have a responsible adult accompany you home and remain with you for 24 hours after your appointment.

Book Your Appointment To Complete Your Smile After a Tooth Extraction

At Hyland Dental, our dentists recommend a tooth extraction after exhausting all restorative treatment options.

We do our best to make your tooth extraction comfortable and successful, so we can rehabilitate your remaining healthy teeth, and restore your smile.

Our dentists perform tooth extractions to treat tooth decay and infections, as well as remove impacted wisdom teeth and prevent oral health problems. We also coordinate future treatments following your tooth extraction, including necessary restorations, such as crowns, dentures, implants, and ongoing dental care.

Visit our conveniently located dental clinic in London, and learn about your options for tooth extraction and future dental care.

Hyland Dental is committed to patient care and your long-term oral health, whether it’s an emergency or scheduled tooth extraction. Call us today to learn more about tooth extraction and wisdom tooth removal. Let’s save and restore your healthy smile.