Affordable Sleep Dentistry Toronto
- Certified in sedation dentistry in Toronto
- Allows our dentist to perform in a calm environment
- Increased levels of success on otherwise painful procedures
- Increased patient satisfaction and dental attendance
Used for the most complex or invasive procedures, general anesthesia renders patients fully unconscious for the entire duration of the dental procedure.
For more complex procedures, or for patients with severe dental phobias, this sedation technique is administered intravenously taking effect very quickly and being constantly monitored by the dentist.
Also known as inhaled minimal sedation, this technique requires the patient to breathe in nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as laughing gas. The dental practitioner carefully controls the patients intake of the gas as needed through the use of a mask.
The most common sedation technique used in dentistry, oral sedation is administered in the form of a pill one hour prior to the procedure. Oral sedation pills can include lorazepam, triazolam, diazepam or, most commonly, halcion.
Even though regular visits to the dentist are very important to maintain good oral health, most people dread going to the dentist. Often times people even relate going to the dentist with feelings of stress, anxiety and fear. Sedation dentistry is a common technique used by dentists to alleviate those dental fears making their visit much more tolerable and enjoyable.
Sedation dentistry is used in many dental procedures, especially in lengthy or complex treatments. One of several sedation techniques, along with a sedation level, is predetermined and carefully administered to the patient. These fast acting sedative substances put patients into a deep relaxation allowing the dentist to efficiently perform the dental procedure.
A consultation is required before deciding to use sedation dentistry in order to determine if you are a valid candidate. In general, candidates for sedation dentistry include patients with:
Sedation dentistry essentially turns off some, or all, of your senses with the use of carefully administered sedative substances, allowing you to undergo complex and lengthy procedures in a fully relaxed state. This not only gives you peace of mind, it also allows our dentists to complete their dental treatments less disturbed and in a shorter amount of time.
During the preliminary consultation, our specialists will decide on a sedation level and sedation technique that will satisfy your unique requirements. This decision is based on your overall health, dental anxiety levels and dental procedure that you are faced with.
There are four levels of sedation that can be chosen based on the specific needs of each individual patient, including: