Sedation Dental Clinic Downtown Ottawa
For patients who suffer from unusual pain sensitivity, have difficulties with standard local anesthetics, or generally experience higher levels of anxiety when it comes to dental treatment, we are pleased to offer an extra form/level of "treatment" called Nitrous Oxide Sedation (also known as "laughing gas"). Nitrous oxide sedation helps patients to relax - either by bringing on a mild state of euphoria or, at the other end of the spectrum, by making patients feel drowsy and sleepy. In addition, nitrous oxide also acts as a painkiller in certain circumstances, so the benefits of using it are doubled. It is administered through a facial mask, the dosage can be modified (increased or decreased) during the procedure as needed, and it has no residual effect. It should be mentioned that nitrous sedation seems to work well for great many of our patients, but there are those who do not respond to it and need to pursue an alternate solution.
Oral Sedation Dental Clinic in Ottawa
Oral sedation is one of the available methods of conscious sedation dentistry, along with inhalation sedation (nitrous oxide).
Sedation dentistry is used to provide a relaxing and anxiety-free experience for certain people receiving dental treatment. It enables individuals too afraid to go to the dentist to receive the dental care they need while avoiding the common apprehension known as dental phobia.