Nitrous oxide sedation is easily added onto any dental procedure, including cleanings! The “laughing gas” takes effect within just a few minutes, and creates a relaxed sensation in the patient. The results are completely reversible, allowing you to drive yourself home or back to work after your dental procedure.
We offer oral sedation at our office. Oral sedation uses a prescription strength sedative that is given to the patient one hour before their appointment. Most patients report feeling as if they are dreaming, or having a light nap. Our oral sedation patients are able to respond to simple questions, but usually won’t remember anything about their treatment. Patients should have someone escort them to and from their appointment, as the medication can take a few hours to wear off.
IV sedation is available at our Vaughan location. IV sedation allows the deepest level of safe sedation in our office. The medication takes effect within seconds, and sedation is reversed as soon as the medicine is turned off. Patients that choose IV sedation will not have any awareness of their procedure, making it perfect for people in need of more advanced treatments like oral surgeries. Our IV sedation patients should have someone escort them to and from their appointment.