Our compassionate dentists at St. Laurent Dental Centre in Ottawa offer dental sedation options to help our patients feel more comfortable during long procedures, and to calm the fears of anxious patients.
What is Dental Sedation?
Dental anxiety can cause some people to miss out on the treatment they need and deserve.
Dental sedation is a variety of techniques used by our dental professionals to help nervous or anxious patients feel more relaxed, and to help patients undergoing longer more complex procedures feel more comfortable.
At St. Laurent Dental Centre, we do everything we can to provide our patients with a positive dental experience, regardless of the reason for their visit. In addition to offering sedation options, we will work at your pace, take breaks when you need them, and provide calm reassurance as needed.
Oral sedatives are pills or liquids prescribed by your dentist to help make your dental appointment more comfortable from start to finish. The sedation medication is taken orally in advance of a dental appointment. It leaves you awake for the procedure, but produces a calming effect to significantly relax you.
For patients who require a higher level of dental sedation, our dentists offer IV sedation. IV sedatives are administered directly into the bloodstream through the vein for the deepest level of sedation without general anesthesia. Our dental team will attach you to a monitor so that the dentist can keep track of vital signs during the procedure.