At our Ottawa clinic, our dentist offers nitrous oxide dental sedation to make patients more comfortable during long procedures, and to calm anxious patients.
What is Dental Sedation?
With dental sedation, we use several techniques to help patients feel more comfortable during dental procedures. Our dentist can help determine whether dental sedation is right for you.
At Bearbrook Dental Centre, we do everything in our power to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during dental procedures. In addition to offering nitrous oxide sedation, our Ottawa dental team are committed to working at your pace, taking breaks when you need them, and providing calm reassurance as needed.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide calms patients, though they remain awake and able to communicate. Also known as laughing gas, this medication is inhaled through the mouth and nose while the patient wears a mask.
It tends to increase pain threshold, lessen anxiety, make time pass more quickly and reduce gag reflex.
Managing Dental Anxiety
We often see patients who are anxious, fearful or intensely nervous about having a dental procedure.
While these feelings are completely understandable, it's critical to address them rather than avoid dental care you need. Avoiding required dental treatment will lead to more serious oral health issues in the future.