Have you ever heard of white-coat hypertension? That’s when your blood pressure goes up just because you're at a healthcare facility. In fact, even routine activities like attending meetings at work can have the same effect. So please don’t feel badly or avoid necessary treatment if you are apprehensive about dental visits with your Oakville dentist. Instead, please let us know. Dental sedation could be the answer for you.
Dental sedation effectively relaxes you and relieves your anxiety. It also works very well if you are…
- phobic about needles
- have a sensitive gag reflex
- require surgery
- want to combine multiple treatments into one visit
- caring for someone with special needs.
Nitrous oxide is light sedation that helps many of our patients get the care they need in relaxing comfort. Used with great success for decades, laughing gas comes with some precautions. For example, we recommend that you do not eat for 3 hours before your appointment and that you avoid laughing gas if you are pregnant, are stuffed up because of a cold or allergies, or if you have an ear infection or have had a recent eye or ear surgery.
Oral sedation is the perfect solution for many who experience dental anxiety, or full-on phobia. Although it does not put you to sleep for your procedure, you will experience a deeply relaxed, yet responsive, euphoric state and may remember nothing of your treatment. Not only does oral sedation offer a sense of comfort … but it’s also convenient. Oral sedation allows us to complete multiple or complex procedures that would usually take six to eight appointments in just one or two visits!
To learn more about how sedation from our Oakville dentist can help you relax at your next dental visit, call us or use the easy-to-use Appointment Request Form on our contact page to request a no-obligation consultation. We’ll help you determine which level of sedation is medically right for your individual needs.
Yours in excellent dental health,
Dr. Vineet Bhandari, Oakville General Family Dentist