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Dental Sedation

If you feel anxious when visiting the dentist, you are not alone. At Smyth Dental Centre, we offer dental sedation options to help our patients feel more comfortable during their visit.

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Dental Sedation, Ottawa Dentist

Keeping Our Patients Relaxed

There’s no denying that many people – regardless of age – find going to the dentist to be a stressful experience. We can help make your visit a little more comfortable, with dental sedation.

We do everything we can to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental appointments. In addition to offering sedation options, we will work at your pace, take breaks when you need them, and provide calm reassurance as needed.

Are you thinking that you or one of your loved ones might benefit from dental sedation? Contact Smyth Dental Centre today to see what options are available for your next appointment.

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

Nitrous oxide sedation can cause warm, euphoric feelings that help significantly reduce the anxiety you experience in the dental chair. For this type of sedation, you’ll wear a mask over your nose so that you can breathe in the nitrous oxide.

To make sure you stay comfortable, our team will make any necessary adjustments to your nitrous oxide dosage throughout your treatment. The effects of nitrous oxide don’t linger for very long after you stop breathing it in, so there’s usually no need to have someone else take you home.

Oral Sedation

Some time before your treatment begins, we can give you some sedative medication (which is normally in the form of a pill). The effects of the sedative will leave you feeling very relaxed. Some people even end up falling asleep, although they can be easily awakened.

This type of sedation can be very beneficial in cases where nitrous oxide sedation isn’t enough. If you and your dentist feel that oral sedation is the right option for you, you will need to plan to have a trusted friend or family member drive you home once the treatment is complete.

New Patients Always Welcome

Looking for a dentist in Ottawa? We're happily accepting new patients at our dental clinic! Contact us to get started today. 

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