When it comes to dental work, no two patients ever respond the same way. If the thought of dental work causes you undue anxiety or you’ve had issues getting numb prior to treatment in the past, Panorama Hills Dental Centre provides sedation dentistry options to enhance your stay at our clinic. Unlike general anesthesia, you will remain conscious in a deeply relaxed state. You will not feel any pain and will likely not recall much of the experience once you have left.
The inhalation of oxygen and nitrous oxide, commonly known as “laughing gas,” is a proven method for managing dental anxiety and pain. If you’re looking to drive yourself home after your visit, this may be the preferred option. Most patients experience no side effects.
Whether you require minimal sedation or a larger dose, many patients opt for the ease and convenience of taking a Halcion pill (related to Valium). Many patients may even fall asleep as a result of opting for this approach. Although you will experience a deep state of relaxation, it can take several hours for this drowsiness to wear off.
Whether you’re here to have a crown replaced or you’re having multiple teeth extracted, our dentists can discuss the most appropriate method for maintaining your overall comfort. General anesthesia is different than sedation dentistry, and no two patients are ever alike.
If you feel sedation dentistry would be a good option for you, we ask that you book an appointment with one of our dentists to discuss your medical history and any specific concerns in more detail.