sedation dentistry in Oakville, ON can help your child feel better about dental care
For many children, and even adults, dental visits can be somewhat frightening. The reasons for dental anxiety are as diverse as individual patients, some of whom avoid seeing the dentist until a dental problem cannot be ignored. Unfortunately, finding a dentist who offers sedation tailored to the individual can be challenging. Although dentistry has evolved a great deal in recent decades, many practices are still behind when it comes to sedation services.
At Burloak Centre Dentistry, patients of all ages can feel confident that their needs for comfortable, efficient dental care will be met by our professional, friendly team. We understand that dental anxiety can keep a person from achieving optimal oral health. More than offering gentle care and compassion, we offer sedation that is safe for all age groups.
Nitrous oxide, a sedative gas, is one of the first forms of sedation used in dental treatments. In dentistry, nitrous oxide can be a wonderful solution for the young patient who is either very frightened of the dentist or who finds it extremely difficult to sit still. This form of sedation is inhaled in combination with oxygen. Within moments, the sedated patient feels "light" and happy. Many patients describe their sensation as euphoric and wonderfully relaxed. We are able to adjust the level of sedation throughout treatment to ensure comfort. Most patients are lightly sedated with nitrous and do not drift off to sleep in the dentist's chair. Near the end of treatment, the level of nitrous oxide is decreased and oxygen is increased, enabling the patient to be fully alert within just a few minutes.
Nitrous oxide for the pediatric patient can make all the difference in their attitude towards dental care. Early dental visits tend to focus on education and the assessment of oral development, but they can still seem scary to a child. Using sedation as needed to aid in relaxation creates a more positive experience and an improved attitude towards dentistry one visit at a time.
For the child or for the adult, the Burloak Centre Dentistry team offers the best of dental care. We see the individual, not just teeth, and we design care around needs for comfort and wellbeing. To learn more about your options for sedation dentistry, contact our office at 905.581.4436.