At the Simcoe Family Dentistry in Barrie, we have qualified specialists trained in administering sedation professionally for the safety and peace of mind of our patients. We also accept same-day walk in appointments, and new clients from Innisfil, Orillia, Muskoka and Collingwood.
Why Use Sedation In Dentistry?
Sedation is used frequently in common procedures such as extractions and oral surgery. We want our patients to feel relaxed and at ease during their visit to our dental clinic and for this reason we offer sedation dentistry so that you can take care of your smile, pain-free and stress-free.
Using sedation in dentistry is a benefit to both the patient and the dentist. A calm patient allows the dentist the concentration and focus to do a good and accurate job. Meanwhile a patient that has a pleasant experience at the dentist is more likely to schedule regular check-ups and monitor their oral health in the future.
Types of Sedation Used in Dentistry
Nowadays there are ways to make your visit to the dentist go smoothly, by alleviating anxiety and nerves and in some cases erase memory of the event altogether. Nitrous oxide, previously known as laughing gas, is a safe and pain-free way to induce a feeling of calm and contentment. It is a sedative used in dentistry for over a hundred years, and can be administered to adults and children alike due to how easy it is to control the dose. There are no after effects and all associated sensations disappear after the extraction or oral surgery is over.
Oral sedation is another common sedative used in dentistry. It is administered in a pill form which is taken orally ahead of the dental procedure. The effects of it include feelings of peace and serenity and a clouded memory of what just happened. This sedative is most commonly used for complex, lengthy sessions but can be used for routine procedures as well. This form of sedative is good for those who do not like needles and would prefer to take a pill.
Intravenous Conscious Sedation
This method entails administering the sedative directly into the bloodstream for the duration of more complicated procedures. During intravenous conscious sedation you will be responsive to verbal commands and breathing normally but afterwards you will not have any memory of the event at all.