Sedation Options

Almost all patients who are in good general health are appropriate candidates for Sedation. Our team will ensure that you are in good hands at all times. Sedation options vary from mild to moderate depending on the extent of dental work that needs to be done and your individual needs.


Nitrous Oxide


Nitrous Oxide, otherwise known as "laughing gas," is inhaled through a mask that is placed over your nose and helps you relax. Your dentist can control the amount of sedation you receive, and the effects of the gas tend to wear off quickly.  This is the only form of sedation where you may be able to drive yourself home after the procedure safely.


Intravenous Sedation


Dr. Amato will administer the sedation and his nurse will monitor your blood pressure, pulse, oxygen saturation, and respiratory rates to ensure that you’re reacting normally throughout your procedure. While sedated, you’re able to respond to verbal commands but are so relaxed that it’s unlikely that you will experience pain, discomfort or anxiety.  A local anesthetic is also used to ensure your comfort.

 

 

Sedation, Downtown Hamilton Dentist

From Our Team

  • Practicing good oral hygiene at home, combined with twice yearly visits to the dentist, is the key to good oral health.
    - Dr. Amato

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