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Sedation in Toronto

Sedation and sleep dentistry are designed to keep you relaxed and stress-free during your dental treatment, ensuring a comfortable and anxiety-free experience.
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Anesthetic and sedation options are available to ensure you experience no pain or discomfort during your dental procedure. Depending on your specific treatment plan, personal needs, and the expert recommendation of your dentist or specialist, various methods may be utilized alone or in combination for optimal comfort.

Types of Sedation:

  1. Local Anesthesia: Commonly known as “local freezing,” this method involves numbing a specific area of your mouth. After the area is numbed, a local anesthetic is injected to ensure you feel no pain, although you might still sense pressure during the procedure.
  2. Sedation: This can be administered through prescription medication, laughing gas (nitrous oxide), or intravenously. With light to moderate sedation, you remain awake but in a state of deep relaxation. It is often used in conjunction with local anesthesia.
  3. General Anesthesia (Sleep Dentistry): Under general anesthesia or deep sedation, you will be nearly or completely unconscious. Patients often do not recall the procedure afterward. This state continues briefly after you awaken, requiring that you have someone to drive you home and monitor you.
  4. Oral Moderate Sedation: Taking medication orally or via IV can induce a state of deep relaxation or near unconsciousness, enhancing patient comfort during more intensive procedures.

Each type of sedation caters to different levels of anxiety and procedural requirements, ensuring that your dental visit is as pain-free and comfortable as possible.

The Benefits of Dental Sedation

Sedation and sleep dentistry provide valuable solutions that enable us to assist patients from diverse backgrounds with a variety of dental challenges. The advantages of using dental sedation include:

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

The fear and worry associated with dental visits can often seem more daunting than the treatment itself. If you’re experiencing mild to severe dental anxiety that’s preventing you from seeking necessary care, please let us know. We’re here to help.

Making Time Fly By

For lengthy procedures that require you to be in the chair for extended periods, sedation can help you stay relaxed and comfortable. With options like IV sedation, the time will seemingly pass in an instant, making your dental visit much more manageable.

Customized to Meet Your Needs

Whether you have a sensitive gag reflex, chronic restlessness, restless leg syndrome, or find that local anesthetics are ineffective, sedation can be an excellent solution. It’s versatile and can be adapted to suit a wide range of needs, ensuring that everyone has access to comfortable dental treatment.

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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Rest assured that we talk to each and every one of our patients to understand their medical history to decide if sedation dentistry is the right option for you.

Sedation typically induces a state of drowsiness and relaxation quickly. Some individuals may feel a mild tingling sensation. Additionally, it’s common to experience mild amnesia following the procedure, which might result in little to no memory of the event.

Most sedation dentistry techniques do not put patients fully to sleep. Instead, they help patients achieve a deep state of relaxation. Often, you may not remember the procedure at all once it’s completed.

When sedation is used, it’s crucial to have a friend or family member drive you home and stay with you. It’s important to allow the sedation to fully wear off and to rest your body before resuming your usual activities.

If you’ve been sedated for your dental procedure we would advise you to take the day off to recover. A good rule of thumb is to set aside 24-hours before returning to your regular routine. The time it takes for any drowsiness to pass will depend on what kind of sedation you receive but may be somewhere between 2 to 8 hours.

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