At Eglinton Way Dentistry we understand that some patients may experience a great deal of anxiety during a visit to the dentist. We also understand that this anxiety may cause individuals to avoid dental care entirely, which can lead to dental and other health complications down the road. To ensure that each patient has a comfortable, anxiety-free, and painless dental experience at our office, we are pleased to offer sedation dentistry, an option available to adults as well as children.
Who is a candidate for sedation dentistry?
Candidates for sedation dentistry are individuals who experience high anxiety, who fear dental care as a result of a traumatic or painful experience in the past, who have a bad gag reflex, or have a limited time to undergo dental care. Sedation dentistry is especially helpful with children who have not been able to cooperate during dental visits because they are too young to understand. Sedation dentistry can be used while a patient undergoes various types of dentistry. When you visit Eglinton Way Dentistry, we will be happy to determine if you are eligible for sedation dentistry.
Here are some common questions we hear about sedation dentistry:
Will I be unconscious?
You will be conscious during sedation dentistry but usually are unable to respond to your dentist until the procedure is completed. Since you will be in a deeply relaxed state during sedation, you will not be able to recall the details of the dental treatment.
Will I feel any pain during dental treatment?
With sedation dentistry, dental care is painless.
Will someone need to accompany me to the office?
You will need someone to both drive you to our office as well as home afterward if you are undergoing sedation dentistry. The sedative effects of the IV medication preclude patients from driving themselves to and from our office.
How long does sedation dentistry last?
The effects of sedation dentistry will last from two to six hours depending on the extent of dental treatment required. You will likely need to rest an additional three to four hours after leaving the office.
Contact us today to learn more about sedation dentistry and how it can benefit you.