sedation makes Oakville dental surgery and other procedures more comfortable and productive
Sedation was at one time something only medical patients could expect. As time has gone on, however, sedation has been identified as a wonderful addition to dental practices. In the early days of dental sedation, this level of service was limited to surgical procedures such as wisdom tooth removal. In our Oakville area dental practice, surgery is not the only time in which sedation may be used. We believe that our patients deserve the very best dental experiences, and we offer various types of sedation to facilitate comfortable, pleasant visits.
What is sedation?
In the dental setting, sedation may involve nitrous oxide, oral sedatives, or IV sedation. Though methods vary, the intent of sedation used in dentistry is to slow the response of the central nervous system. Under sedation, the response to external stimuli is diminished. As such, the sedated individual feels calm, relaxed, and free of anxiety.
Most people who receive sedation for dental visits don't fall asleep for their treatment. Nicely relaxed, patients who have avoided dental care can undergo treatment to restore health and beauty to their smile. During care, there remains the ability to communicate with our staff and to understand instructions and information. Depending on the type of sedation used, it is even possible to drive safely immediately after care.
Who can receive sedation?
This service may be requested by some for tooth extraction and by others for a deep periodontal cleaning. Sedation is a wonderful way for the anxious patient to take the best possible care of his or her smile, and allows the busy patient the opportunity to have several procedures done in a single extended visit. Because sedation allows the mind and the body to achieve a deep state of relaxation, this service is also ideal for those who find it difficult to sit still for dental care or who have a strong gag reflex.
If you have avoided dental care due to anxiety or just want to feel more relaxed during your visit at Burloak Centre Dentistry, ask us about your options for sedation. Call 905.581.4436 today.