Sedation DentistryAn Overview
Sedation Dentistry Ottawa
Sedation dentistry can make you more comfortable! Dental anxiety is one of the most common reasons patients give for not visiting the dentist regularly for preventative dental care. If you are suffering from a fear of the dentist, Villanova Dental Studio in Stittsville can help you get the dental care you need to get back a healthy, beautiful smile. We offer compassionate dentistry in a welcoming environment as well as sedation dentistry options for your optimal comfort.
Our dedicated dental care team provides our patients with a warm, welcoming, family friendly dental office experience. We promote patient education and work one-on-one with each of our patients so they receive attentive and quality dental care tailored to their needs.
Ottawa sedation dentistry can enable patients with anxiety, fear and previous bad dental experiences to receive the care they need for restoring a beautiful smile. Your dental health plays an important role in your overall health and well being. At Villanova Dental Studio, we want you to enjoy your best quality of life with a healthy smile.
Who is a good fit for our Ottawa sedation dentistry?
For patients who experience extreme dental phobia, oral conscious sedation, also known as sleep dentistry, can be very beneficial because patients take the sedative medication before they ever leave home. Sedatives are taken in pill form about an hour before the procedure. By the time patients reach our practice, they are already in a state of deep sedation. Because sedatives have a long lasting effect, patients will need to have a friend or family member drive them to and from our office. Throughout treatment, we’ll monitor patients’ vitals to ensure their safety. During the procedure, patients will be awake but very relaxed. In most cases, patients are able to respond to questions as necessary during their appointment, but once the effects have worn off, they are unlikely to remember their visit.
To Alleviate Your Dental Anxiety, Our Ottawa Sedation Dentists Provide Several Methods Of Sedation
- Oral Sedation – You take a sedative pill an hour before your procedure. You will be totally relaxed throughout your visit with us. You will need a companion to drive you to and from your appointment.
- Nitrous Oxide – Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is an odorless gas that is inhaled through a mask. Within minutes you are relaxed and completely at ease. The euphoric effects of the gas cease once the gas flow is stopped, allowing you to return to your normal routine. You can drive yourself to your next destination.
- Local Anesthetic – For certain procedures you will need to have areas of your mouth numbed. Local anesthetic allows for a comfortable, pain-free procedure and may be combined with other sedation methods.
Our Ottawa Sedation Dentistry Practice Can Make You Feel Comfortable
If you have delayed a checkup, teeth cleaning, and, perhaps, treatment due to dental anxiety, reach out to us, and we will help. Today’s local anesthetics eliminate the pain you may fear, and our dentists are happy to talk with you about sedation options. Many patients feel immediately relaxed after their first visit, due to the time we take with patients, and the non-medical comfort measures we provide. For example, we can spend the first visit just getting to know each other, or we can take your initial exam in small gentle steps.
Be assured that we will not perform treatment without your permission, and our dentists will provide full information about any recommended treatment, why it is recommended, options available to you, and what to expect if you do not receive treatment. We will help you afford and have the treatment you deserve when you are ready to accept it, and sedation is an option.