Sedation Dentistry

Are you a Candidate for Sedation?

There are several reasons that may qualify you for sedation. If you’ve experienced any of the following with your dental care, then we can help:

1. High fear or anxiety
2. A history of traumatic dental experiences
3. Very sensitive teeth
4. Extensive dental problems (including wisdom teeth extractions, surgical extractions, bone grafting, and implant placement)
5. Difficulty in becoming numb with local anesthesia

 

Sedation modalities available in our office:

1. Oral sedation and nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
Oral sedation is a simple, safe and comfortable sedation option that allows you to be relaxed and anxiety-free throughout your entire dental treatment.

Your sedation appointment will begin in our roomy and comfortable office. Once you have arrived, your pre-operative vitals will be checked. If your vital signs are within normal limits (evaluated by your dentist), you will be given sedation medication (in pill form) which will cause you to feel very relaxed. For your continued safety, your pulse, blood pressure and other vital signs will be continually monitored during the procedure.

Once you are completely relaxed and comfortable, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) will be administered and only then we will begin your dental treatment. You will remain spontaneously breathing and are able to understand and respond to verbal commands from the dentist. The medication used for oral sedation has amnestic effects so that patients do not remember their dental procedure. Long procedures will appear to go by very quickly.

When we have completed your dental treatment, you will be ready to have your companion escort you home, where you can rest comfortably for the rest of the day.

Please note: each patient who is interested in sedation options needs to have a consultation appointment with the dentist administering the sedation prior to the treatment appointment.

If you are interested in finding out more about how you can be relaxed and comfortable throughout your next dental appointment and to see if you are a candidate for oral sedation and nitrous oxide, please call Harborn Dental at 905.275.1300 to book a free consultation.

2. IV Sedation
Intravenous (IV) sedation may be a preferred method of sedation for you if you have extensive dental work to be performed, or if you have had prior difficult experiences with local anesthesia or oral sedation.

We are pleased to offer you IV sedation at Harborn Dental.

With IV sedation, your dental experience is enhanced so that it is stress-free and pain-free. IV sedation is a moderate form of sedation, which is a one-drug technique which is intravenously administered and relaxes the patient. Once you are resting comfortably with a warm and cozy blanket, your sedation medication will be administered intravenously. You will remain spontaneously breathing and are able to understand and respond to verbal commands from the dentist. You will be extensively monitored throughout the procedure to ensure your safety and well-being. The medication used for conscious sedation has amnestic effects so that patients do not remember their dental procedure. Long procedures will appear to go by very quickly. Our patients who opt for IV sedation are monitored until they are fully awake and oriented. When we have completed your dental treatment, you will be ready to have your companion escort you home, where you can rest comfortably for the rest of the day.

Please note: each patient who is interested in sedation options needs to have a consultation appointment with the dentist administering the sedation prior to the treatment appointment.

If you are interested in finding out more about how you can be relaxed and comfortable throughout your next dental appointment and to see if you are a candidate for IV sedation, please call Harborn Dental in Mississauga at 905.275.1300 to book a free consultation.