If going to the dentist has you experiencing panic attacks, you are not alone. Many people suffer from fear when it comes to going to the dentist. If your fears keep you from keeping your regular dental appointments, it could cause you harm not only to your oral health, but also your overall health. Today, one of the most common ways to handle this anxiety is with sedation dentistry in North York. Talk to us about your fears and we will help you determine the best way to handle them to allow you to have your dental procedures completed.
There are several types of sedation that can be used; the type that we use depends on the level of your fear as well as the procedure that is being done. The most common forms of sedation dentistry in North York include nitrous sedation and oral sedation. Nitrous oxide is commonly known as laughing gas and effectively relaxes patients while they are in the dental chair. The gas is harmless and only affects you while it is on, as soon as we disengage it, you snap out of your relaxed state. Oral sedation, on the other hand, is a pill that you take an hour or so before your procedure. This type of sedation will leave you feeling relaxed for several hours, not just while you are in the dental chair.
There are many reasons that you might want to use sedation dentistry in North York. The most common reason is to alleviate the anxiety that you feel while having dental procedures completed. There are other more physical reasons that it might be a viable choice for you including difficulty with your gag reflex, sensitive teeth and gums or the need for very serious dental procedures that will likely cause pain and be a difficult procedure.