At Downtown Dental of Hamilton, our dentists offer dental sedation options to help patients feel more comfortable during long procedures, and to calm anxious patients.
What is Dental Sedation?
With dental sedation, we can leverage techniques to help patients feel more comfortable during dental procedures. Our dentists can help determine whether a dental sedation option is right for you.
At Downtown Dental of Hamilton, we do everything we can to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental appointments. Along with offering sedation options, we believe in working at your pace, taking breaks when you need them, and providing calm reassurance as needed.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide is designed to calm patients but leave them awake and able to communicate. Patients inhale this sedative through the mouth and nose. Also referred to as laughing gas, it tends to increase pain threshold, lessen anxiety and make time pass more quickly.
IV sedatives offer the deepest level of sedation without general anaesthesia as they are administered through the vein and enter the bloodstream. Our dental team will attach you to a monitor so that the dentist can track your vital signs during the procedure.