Sedation (or Sleep) Dentistry

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Does going to the dentist make you feel anxious? It’s not uncommon for people to have dental phobia, especially if you’ve had a bad experience in the past. But all of that fear can prevent you from getting the care you need, allowing your condition to worsen.

With sleep dentistry, we’re able to help you feel more relaxed and comfortable for any type of dental treatment.

Happy Gas (Nitrous Oxide) Sedation

Light dental sedation is best achieved with happy gas. Inhaled sedatives are safe for patients of all ages, including young children. Since they’re quickly reversible, you can continue with your normal activities within several minutes of the completion of your procedure.

Happy gas uses a soft nosepiece that you breathe through during your appointment. While you’re completely conscious, a general sense of lessened anxiety and perception of pain will help put you at ease.

Sleep Dentistry With an Anaesthetist

When you need a deeper level of relaxation, we can arrange to have a sedation anaesthetist here during your procedure. As a safe, stronger sleep dentistry option, you will feel more at ease and almost as if you’re napping throughout the appointment. Dental sedatives frequently cause an amnesic effect, making it so that you don’t remember much of the treatment whatsoever.

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You’ll feel quite drowsy for several hours as the medication wears off, so plan to have a family member or friend accompany you to your visit.

Why Should I Have Sedation Dentistry?

Some of the best times to request sleep dentistry are for cases involving:

Changing Your Perception of Care

Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be scary. Electing to have sedation during your appointment helps you relax as much as possible. As an added benefit, your comfort enables us to work more efficiently and complete your treatment in less time. It’s a win-win!

With sedation keeping you comfortable, you’ll be able to catch up on all of your necessary dental treatments. Problems such as decay can be managed earlier, before they progress into more aggressive infections. As a result, it’s easier to prolong the health of your smile through follow-up maintenance care.


Do you feel nervous about getting dental care? Sleep dentistry can change that. Contact us to request your consultation today to find out how!