Sedation Dentistry

In many cases, fear of going to the dentist causes many people to have problems with their teeth. However, you can put your fear aside when you visit our dentist in Mississauga, ON. Our staff puts our patients’ comfort first and can provide sedation dentistry if they are anxious while sitting in the dentist’s chair.

What Causes Fear of Dentists?

Some people may have had bad dental experiences in the past, causing their current dental anxiety. Whatever the cause, we can help you relax so that you can receive the dental procedures you need.

Sedation Methods We Use

The type of sedation we use depends on your level of anxiety. The methods of sedation dentistry in Mississauga, ON, are:

  • Laughing Gas
  • Oral Medications
  • IV Sedation
  • General Anesthesia

General anesthesia is typically only used for surgical, dental procedures such as complex tooth extractions. An anesthesiologist must monitor the patient under anesthesia. For any surgical procedures, we can refer you to an oral surgeon.

Laughing gas is a popular sedation method because it only takes a short time before the patient is relaxed and ready for treatment. After you relax, our dentist near you may inject numbing medication around the gum and tooth they will be working on, but you shouldn’t feel anything when they do.

Oral medications take longer to take effect, so you may get a pill when you check in for your appointment so that you’re feeling relaxed by the time our dentist greets you. Some people don’t like wearing a gas mask, so they opt for an oral sedative.

IV sedation takes effect quickly, so if you are anxious or nervous when in a dental chair, you can get this type of help staying calm and relaxed. Please plan on having someone drive you to the appointment so that they can take you home. While it takes effect quickly, it wears off slowly.

If you’re nervous or anxious about your visit to Millway Dental, let us know. We will do everything they can to make you comfortable, including using sedation dentistry near you.

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