Dental Anxiety Ottawa, ON

dental anxiety ottawa onDental anxiety is the leading reason patients avoid visiting the dentist resulting in poor oral health and complex dental problems. If you have a fear of the dentist, we understand. Our compassionate staff is highly trained and takes the time to discuss your fears and concerns. We offer sedation dentistry options that can help patients feel calm and relaxed while receiving the dental health care they need.

Dr. Ami Barakat and our entire dental care team believe strongly in the importance of patient education. Our staff will ensure you fully understand every treatment you receive. Our dental care team often finds that many patients feel more at ease when they are informed of their treatment process.

Preventative Dental Care for Oral Health

Your oral health impacts the look and health of your smile as well as your overall well-being. Poor preventative oral hygiene often leads to the development of both oral and systemic health concerns. Avoiding the dentist can lead to:

  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth loss
  • Gum disease
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Systemic disease
  • Increased risk of heart attack & stroke
  • … and more.

If your smile is deteriorating due to a fear of the dentist, Dr. Barakat has sedation dentistry options that can help boost your confidence and improve your oral health.

Sedation Options

Our Ottawa, ON dentist office offers sedation options that will allow you to remain responsive and in control while you enjoy a relaxed state. You will have little to no memory of the procedure and will remain comfortable during your treatment.

  • Nitrous oxide: also known as “laughing gas”, nitrous oxide is a tasteless, odorless gas that is inhaled. Because it takes effect and wears off almost immediately, patients can drive themselves to and from our office for treatment.
  • Oral sedation: oral conscious sedation is taken orally. Some patients will take their first dose at home before the treatment.  This pill form of sedation will gradually take effect and takes some time to completely wear off. You will need an escort to and from your appointment.

Schedule A Consultation

If you experience fear of the dentist and have been putting off your dental health exam, contact Ottawa, ON Villanova Dental Studio for a uniquely personalized and comfortable dentist office experience. Contact our Stittsville, ON dentist office or schedule an appointment online.