If you want greater peace of mind when you visit our dentists for dental extractions, dental cleanings, dental implants, or virtually any dental procedure, ask us if sedation dentistry is right for you.
IV Sedation Dentistry
At Churchill Smiles Dentistry, we offer IV sedation dentistry. For IV sedation, we deliver the sedative medication directly into the veins via an intravenous tube. This approach allows us to deliver moderate sedation in which a patient is responsive throughout the procedure but has few memories of it after the sedative wears off. Patients should arrange a ride home after IV sedation as the effects won’t fade as quickly as with nitrous oxide sedation.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry
Nitrous oxide sedation (“laughing gas,” as it’s commonly called) is provided to patients through a nose mask, which delivers the odourless, colourless gas throughout the procedure. Nitrous oxide works quickly and fades quickly, allowing patients to return to their normal routines (including driving) directly after the appointment.
Oral sedatives are prescribed by our dentists ahead of your procedure. These work more slowly, so our dentists will instruct you to take the oral pills before you arrive at your appointment so you have achieved sedation by the time your procedure begins. We may also provide you with additional sedative pills shortly before your procedure. Patients should arrange to have a ride home after oral sedation.
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