SANTÉ - DENTAL | London's Trusted Smile Experts
Now, there’s no need to allow anxiety to be a barrier to your dental care. Our practice has dentists that are professionally trained in the use of Nitrous and Oral Sedation. (remove IV)
Nitrous oxide is a gas and is commonly known as happy gas or laughing gas. Giving nitrous oxide is a way to help reduce pain and anxiety during dental treatment. The gas is given through a small nosepiece, and you will be awake throughout the procedure. The effects from Nitrous wear off quickly and patients licenced to do so, can drive themselves home.
Oral conscious sedation
With oral conscious sedation, your dentist provides you sedative medication (usually in pill form) about an hour before your procedure begins. Oral sedation makes you quite groggy, and you may even fall asleep, however you’ll still be able to communicate with your dentist if necessary and will awaken with a gentle nudge. Because oral sedation temporarily affects your memory and motor skills, a friend or family member will need to drive you home after your procedure.
General Anesthesia (Sleep Dentistry)
We offer general anesthesia when treating young children, adults with special needs or people with severe dental anxiety. General anesthesia is a type of unconscious sedation so you will be completely asleep during the procedure. To provide general anesthesia our office has an anesthesiologist and nurse available to work with our dentists from our clinic.
For any type of sedation, a consultation with one of our dentists and treatment coordinator will take place prior. We will discuss all options available and find what is best for your individual needs. We will always review consent for treatment and any associated fees before proceeding. The most important thing to us is your comfort and confidence in our office.