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Using Sedation Dentistry for Dental Implants

Dental fear and anxiety are no joke and especially if these feelings prevent you from receiving essential dental care. It’s very common, and often people will avoid seeing the dentist because of previous bad experiences, a fear of needles or even because they are embarrassed. If this sounds familiar, we would love to help you, using the most advanced sedation dentistry techniques.

However, this is only part of the solution as our experienced dentists here in Ajax treat everyone with gentleness and compassion. Our entire dental team can help you feel more relaxed, welcome and comfortable from the moment you first contact Durham Dental Solutions. With sedation dentistry, you can comfortably receive even the most complex treatments like dental implants.

Why Choose Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry can remove any fear and anxiety you feel during dental appointments. It will help you feel calmer and more relaxed, and we can also use it to make sure you do not feel any pain, and discomfort is greatly minimized. One nice thing about dental sedatives is that they frequently have an amnesiac affect, meaning you will most likely remember very little or nothing at all about your dental procedure. Also, because you feel so relaxed and comfortable during dental implant treatment in Whitby, it can seem as if only moments have passed, even when you have completed a longer appointment. It’s an effect that allows us to complete more treatment during a single appointment, restoring your dental health that much more quickly and comfortably. People with a strong gag reflex can also benefit from sedation dentistry because the sedatives help to relax the muscles controlling this reflex.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry in Oshawa uses sedatives to induce a feeling of relaxation and calmness, and the level of sedation provided is tailored for every patient. For example, sedation dentistry can be relatively mild, moderate or deeper using a choice of three treatments, which are nitrous oxide, oral sedation or IV sedation.

Nitrous Oxide

Better known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide has been used for a very long time and is inhaled through a small mask fitting comfortably over the nose, and takes effect very quickly, inducing a sense of calmness and relaxation. You will be conscious during the entire treatment and still aware of everything that is happening but will feel far less anxious and fearful. Nitrous oxide is the only treatment where you will be able to drive yourself home after your appointment because it is soon eliminated from the body.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is deeper and is provided in the form of a pill you take before treatment. Once it takes effect, you will feel calm and probably quite sleepy, and you most likely will remember very little or nothing about your dental implant treatment in Pickering. Afterwards, you will need someone with you to take you home.

IV Sedation

This sedative is given intravenously by a qualified anesthesiologist who will continually monitor you during your treatment. You will feel so relaxed you may well go to sleep. It’s perfect if you need lengthy dental implant treatment in Newcastle or if you have deep-seated dental fears and phobias. You won’t remember anything about your treatment afterwards, but your smile will be considerably healthier!

Sedation dentistry in Clarington is an excellent way to overcome fears and anxieties, and we’ve seen first-hand how it can help to restore dental health in people who may not have visited a dentist for years or decades. If you have dental fears and anxieties, we can help you conquer them, restoring your dental health and your ability to smile and eat confidently and comfortably.

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