As a trusted sedation dentist in Toronto, one of the things I’ve learned well over the years is this: almost no one likes going to the dentist. I completely understand the fear so many suffer from — and my desire to help patients overcome their anxiety is part of the reason I got into sedation dentistry to start with. Dental anxiety isn’t limited to adults, either; I believe almost everyone could benefit from being a little more relaxed in the dental chair. Keep reading to learn more about relaxing your way to healthier teeth with sedation dentistry.
The Solution for Dental Anxiety in Patients of All Ages
Too many adults avoid undergoing necessary dental care due to their fear of the dentist. These patients want more than simple local anaesthesia, the option that deadens only the area that’s being worked on. They need something a little more relaxing — and as for children, a traumatizing dental experience when young can lead to a lifetime of dental fear.
But there is a solution. With Dentistry Asleep®, we can make sure our patients of all ages are totally relaxed throughout their entire dental procedure.
Learn More About Dentistry Asleep® Today
With Dentistry Asleep®, Dr. Dann has a full range of sedation options available to help you ease your way through any dental treatment — from routine oral hygiene to more invasive surgery. These include:
- Nitrous oxide: Also known as laughing gas, patients who are dealing with only mild dental anxiety or who are undergoing relatively simple procedures may benefit most from nitrous oxide. Administered as a gas you breathe in through a nasal mask, nitrous oxide allows you to remain comfortably separated from what’s going on around you.
- Intravenous sedation: For moderate to severe anxiety or for those undergoing more serious dental procedures, IV sedation may be the best option. A sedative medicine is administered through an IV, and you’ll be monitored by a professional throughout the entire procedure to make sure you’re completely safe. Because this option offers a deeper sedative effect, you should plan to have someone drive you home after your procedure.
- Totally asleep sedation: Those suffering from severe dental anxiety, or who wish to have several treatments finished in one procedure, may best be served by an option that puts them completely asleep. You’ll need to plan for someone to pick you up after your procedure, and to monitor you for the next 24 hours.
But Is Sedation Really Safe for my Child?
Dentistry Asleep® is not only exceptionally safe — it could also be the best choice you make for your child. When little ones must undergo multiple dental treatments or when they suffer from a significant fear of the dentist, sedation can help them realize they have absolutely nothing to fear when it comes to the necessary upkeep of their smile. This knowledge can help lead to a lifetime of healthy teeth… and healthy teeth that last a lifetime.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Sedation dentistry in Toronto could be what you’ve been waiting for to help you overcome your dental anxiety. Don’t wait any longer to give your teeth the care they need — call to request your appointment with Dr. Kevin Dann today.