When it comes to receiving a dental procedure, most patients can get through it without any problems. However, there are some patients that are so fearful of receiving treatment that they won’t receive any. Dental offices can be scary places for some people, and we can understand why. There are many sights, sounds and smells that pervade a dental office and can have negative effects on some people. Perhaps it’s a bad past experience that keeps them from wanting to receive treatment or just a general fear of dental tools. Whatever the reason, our sedation dentistry methods can help patients get through their procedures quickly and comfortably.
At our office in North York, ON, we use sedation dentistry for our nervous patients. Dr. Shem-Tov uses gentle care and expertise when administering sedation methods. Whatever the case as to why anyone doesn’t want to visit the dentist, we can help them get through practically any procedure with relaxing and comfortable sedation methods. Dr. Shem-Tov is the general, restorative, sedation and cosmetic dentist North York, Ontario residents can trust.
Our Sedation Dentistry Services
Before undergoing any sedation dentistry procedures, it’s important that we take a look at your medical history first. If there are certain medications or treatments that are not healthy for you, we simply won’t perform them. We never go into a procedure “blind”, so it’s always important to review these important documents.
Why would someone want to receive sedation dentistry treatment? Well, to get through a procedure first of all. Secondly, to receive treatment that can help keep oral health in great shape. Once we’ve determined that a patient is safe to receive our treatment, we’ll get to work on determining which method will provide the most comfort. Our sedation dentistry services consist of two methods: Nitrous Oxide and oral sedation.
Nitrous oxide: Also known as “laughing gas”, this type of service is one of the safest forms of sedation available. It can take the fear and nervousness out of any patient once the effects start to take hold. Within minutes, a patient starts to feel the effects and can comfortably sit through a procedure. There’s no need to have alternate transportation before or after an appointment – effects wear off after roughly five minutes.
Practically anyone can receive this specialized treatment and the levels of sedation offered can vary. Administered through a rubber hood, a mask sits on your nose and slowly delivers constant nitrous oxide into your system. Oxygen is then used, which will help you recover.
Oral sedation: This specialized method involves the use of a sedative pill that is to be taken before an appointment. Because the effects are much more intense, a patient will need transportation to and from their appointment. Vital signs and more are monitored during treatment just to ensure that everything is going smoothly. A patient is able to respond and answer questions, though remembering any of the procedure will be difficult.
Enjoy Gentle Dental Sedation – North York, Ontario
If you’re ready to start coming in for a procedure instead of dodging it, we’d like to help. Our sedation dentistry services are great at making patients comfortable, calm and relaxed. When you come to our office in North York, ON, you’ll be in great hands. It’s time to stop being too scared to receive treatment and finally do something about it. Sedation dentistry can help you. Dr. Shem-Tov is the sedation dentist North York, Ontario residents can trust.