Sedation Dentistry Waterloo

Waterloo West Dentistry
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Anxious About Dentists?

Consider Sedation Dentistry

At Waterloo West Dentistry, we understand many patients are anxious about dental treatments; also, more complex procedures may be too long to sit through comfortably. To help, we offer sedation dentistry. We offer nitrous oxide and oral sedation options, to help relieve fear or anxiety our clients may feel during a dental procedure. We may also recommend it for patients undergoing a time-consuming treatment or several dental procedures.

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Stress-Free Treatment

If you have a dental phobia or anxiety about a procedure, our sedation and anaesthetic options will keep you pain-free and relaxed throughout your dental procedure. We offer multiple methods to best meet your individual needs and the type of procedure you are having. We create a personalized treatment plan for your safe, comfortable, and effective treatment.

What Will Being Sedated Feel Like?

Sedation will make you feel very relaxed and sleepy quite quickly. You may feel a mild tingling as well. You may not remember anything from your procedure. The feeling may pass in about two to eight hours, but you should allow yourself 24 hours to recover.

Is Dental Sedation Safe For Me?

Your medical history and health are reviewed to decide if sedation dentistry is right for you. Because patients are calm and still, the dentist can safely perform procedures with less movement, for better results. A friend or family member should drive you home and stay with you afterwards, though. Be sure to let the sedation wear off completely before returning to a regular routine.

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Consultation and Treatment Plan
We have a full consultation with you, to determine a safe and effective treatment plan and sedation dentistry method that is right for you; using conscious sedation or sleep dentistry.


Numbing and Dental Sedation Treatment
Next, we use local anaesthetic so you don't feel pain, and administer the chosen sedation dentistry method. We do not proceed until you are fully sedated.


Completion of Dental Treatment
While you are relaxed and comfortable, we complete your dental treatment, able to focus on your oral health needs. Rest assured, you are monitored at all times.


Post-Procedure Oral Health Care
After, we ensure you are recovered from the sedation and are doing well after your procedure. We guide you on all post-procedure care for both your procedure and sedation.

Sedation Dentistry Options

At Waterloo West Dentistry, we will provide you full information about your sedation options. At your dental appointment, we will guide you on how it is administered, any side effects, and what you can expect from it. The entire procedure is under the complete observation of our qualified dental team.

Where there is the potential of pain or discomfort, we use local anaesthetic to numb the area, in addition to sedating you. You can be sedated so you are still awake but completely relaxed, or you can sleep through a procedure with general anesthesia.

For general sedation, we offer oral medication or nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. With these moderate sedation options, you are conscious but completely relaxed. You may not remember your procedure afterwards. Oral sedation is popular, as no needles are required and works within minutes. Oral sedatives can be swallowed whole or dissolved under the tongue. Each oral sedative type used is very safe and has been used for many years. Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a small mask over your nose. It is a very safe and effective anti-anxiety treatment, and is quick to wear off for minimal after-effects.

IV sleep dentistry is a heavier sedation option that makes you so relaxed you are nearly unconscious; some patients fall asleep. Patients who remain awake usually report not remembering their procedure. You will be relaxed for some time after waking up.

Ensuring Everyone Benefits from Dentistry

Benefits of Dental Sedation

Sedation dentistry helps ensure that everyone can benefit from necessary dental procedures, since no one should be discouraged from seeking dental treatment. Sedation is excellent for helping with:
  • Dental anxiety, where the fear is worse than the treatment itself
  • Long procedures, to keep you relaxed and comfortable, making time pass quickly.
  • A wide variety of other situations or concerns, including sensitive gag reflexes, chronic restlessness, restless leg syndrome and others.
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