Sedation Dentistry Ottawa Ontario

At the Rideau Dental Centre, we understand that, although dental procedures are perfectly harmless and absolutely vital for dental health, some people may have dental phobia, deeply-rooted dental anxiety and apprehensions about such procedures. Thus, we offer the following types of sedation:
 

  • Oral Conscious Sedation (for most dental procedures)

In cases where patients express extreme anxiety regardless of the simplicity of the procedure, our dentists may recommend oral sedation. As the name suggests, the patient consciously takes an oral sedative at the beginning of the visit. In some cases, a dose of nitrous oxide (laughing) gas is also given to enhance the effects of the oral sedative. This helps to reduce anxiety in relatively simple and pain-free procedures. Some patients will experience the desired effect of mild, short- term amnesia associated with the dental procedure. This mode of sedation is the most popular with our patients undergoing regular dental procedures.
 
  • IV Conscious Sedation (for extractions and implant placements)

This type of sedative can be used both as a general anesthesia and to create a state of semi-consciousness. It creates a ‘twilight’ state of mind in which the body is relaxed, feels no pain while a temporary state of amnesia wipes out the memory of the procedure from your mind. This mode of sedation is the most popular with our patients undergoing surgical extraction procedures and dental implant placements.

Our dentist at the Rideau Dental Centre are trained to handle complex sedation procedures with utmost care. We will make sure that you receive complete information regarding the procedure that is being used and the impact it will have on you.
Sedation Dentistry Ottawa