Sedation Dentistry in Richmond Hill Ontario

Do you feel nervous seeing the dentist? Does the thought of having your tooth checked make you squeamish? If so, there's a good chance that you may have dental fear or phobia. Dental fear or phobia is not uncommon and many patients have at least some nervousness and fear when seeing the dentist. However, dentistry has come a long way and the tools and methods used today allow us to effectively and comfortably check, diagnose, and treat dental problems.

Bamboo Dental offers sedation dentistry as a way to ease your worries and ensure that your dental experience is a smooth and comfortable one. We offer two types of dental sedation which include nitrous oxide and conscious sedation. Depending on your individual needs we will choose the appropriate sedation option for you.

Nitrous oxide 

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, helps to alleviate your worries and put you in a state of elation. The gas is administered through a gas mask which you breathe in. Within a matter of minutes, all your worries and nervousness is gone and you'll be in a comfortable and relaxed state. Because nitrous oxide produces very minimal side-effects, the sedative effects quickly go away once the face mask is removed.

Conscious Sedation 

Another option that we offer is conscious sedation which puts you in a semi-conscious state. During this stage, you will drift in and out of consciousness but you will still be able to respond to simple verbal cues. You will be completely relaxed and comfortable which allows the dentist to safely perform your procedure. Compared to nitrous oxide, conscious sedation takes longer to wear off so you will need someone to drive you home following your procedure.

The dental team at Bamboo Dental will help you to choose the appropriate sedation method for your needs. To learn more about sedation dentistry, contact our practice in Richmond Hill to speak with us.