Our office is pleased to offer you a number of options for sedation to make your visit with us stress-free.
Nitrous Oxide, more commonly referred to as “laughing gas”, is a type of sedation in which you breath in the gas to relax you during your dental appointment. Nitrous oxide use is one of the safest forms of anaesthesia within the Canadian marketplace and has been used across North America for many decades. Once your appointment is finished, the euphoric effects dissipate in minutes.
Oral Sedation uses prescription medications from the pharmacy to help reduce anxiety and relax you during dental treatment. This type of sedation requires monitoring from our highly-trained staff, as well as a friend/family member to accompany you to your appointment. This sedation method is often used to help our patients combat their anxiety, and helps ensure that treatment can be completed in a shorter timeframe.
IV Sedation or “sleep dentistry” is a form of sedation dentistry where the medication is introduced by IV. It provides a deeper level of sedation than nitrous oxide or oral sedation. As the patient, you will have no memory of the treatment taking place. However, you will be able to respond to instructions and to light touches that take place during your procedure.
General Anaesthesia is completed in a hospital setting. Our dentists have hospital privileges at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. Under GA in the OR, you are totally asleep while having comprehensive dental treatment completed. This form of sedation is often used for the more complex and prolonged procedures and will leave you with no memory of the treatment. It takes just a few minutes for you to awake after your surgery.
Our team here at Collingwood Dental Centre is ready to help you select the sedation dentistry service best suited to your requirements. To learn more about your options and the treatment types available, call us now at 705-444-1500.
Collingwood Dental Centre serves the areas of Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Thornbury, Blue Mountains, Stayner & Nottawa.