Royal York Dental offers sedation services for patients who have anxiety about their next dental appointments.
Are You Afraid of Dentists?
If you're afraid of dentists, you're not alone. Some people who go regularly to the dentist still feel anxious about their dental visits. Fear is one of the biggest reason people avoid dentists.
If you experience anxiety, your dentist may recommend, conscious sedation for your next dental appointment. Sedation can help you relax during your appointment, easing the anxiety associated with your dental procedure.
What is Sedation for Dentistry?
Sedation for dentistry is the use of medication to help ease anxiety, during and after dental treatment.
It may be recommended for patients with high dental anxiety, extensive treatment needs, time constraints, and/or a severe gag reflex.
Oral medication can be easily administered in the form of liquid or pills. Oral sedatives can be taken the night before to help you sleep, and taken one hour before your appointment to significantly reduce anxiety during any treatment.
Nitrous Oxide, also known as laughing gas, is an inhaled gas that is also available to anxious patients. Since each person is different, the gas levels can easily be adjusted to customize your appointment.
Is Dental Sedation for You?
We want you to be relaxed and comfortable so you can enjoy a pleasant experience at Royal York Dental. We believe that reducing your anxiety about visiting the dentist is an important part of our services. If you experience any of the issues listed below, please ask our team about sedation for dentistry:
- High anxiety about dental treatment
- Fear of needles or pain
- Difficulty getting numb with local anaesthetic
- Very sensitive teeth
- Sensitivity to sensory stimulation (touch, smells, sights and sounds)
- Extensive dental treatment
- Complicated procedures
- Strong gag reflex
- TMJ issues - difficulty opening mouth
- Young child in need of treatment
Patients who are in good general health may be appropriate candidates for sedation services.
Sedation options vary depending on your individual needs and the extent of dental work that needs to be done. Dr. Amato can help determine what sedation options will work best for your procedure.
WHY WOULD I WANT SEDATION SERVICES?
- Are you nervous about visiting the dentist?
- Do you have a sensitive gag reflex?
- Do you have trouble responding to traditional freezing (can’t feel numb)?
- Do you have back, neck or jaw problems?
- Do you need to undergo several dental procedures at once?
Royal York Dental, located in Toronto on Bloor St. W, offers a comprehensive range of dentistry services for children, adults, and seniors.
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