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Sedation Dentistry - Toronto Smile Centre Can Help

Many patients put off a dental visit because they have a dental phobia about receiving dental treatments. At Toronto Smile Centre, we offer sedation dentistry to help these phobic patients so they can receive the dental care they need. We also offer it to help make lengthy or multiple procedures more comfortable for all of our patients. There are different types of sedation. Conscious sedation types, where you are awake but relaxed, include oral sedation, IV sedation, and nitrous oxide sedation. General anesthesia, where you are unconscious, is typically only used in a hospital setting for major surgeries. We offer oral sedation, and IV sedation dentistry options.
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Enjoy Your Dental Treatment in Deep Relaxation

We recommend one of the sedation techniques for those undergoing an extended procedure. If you have a dental fear or anxiety, however, we can offer conscious sedation for any visit, even for check-ups and teeth cleanings. Simply let us know about your individual needs, so we can help. We understand.

Dental Sedation Safety

We review your health history, including any medical treatments you are currently receiving, to assess whether you are a good candidate for sleep dentistry. Dental sedation is a safe procedure, and can even be used for children with dental anxiety or who are undergoing a complex treatment. Your dentist will discuss any requirements for before and after you receive sedation.

What to Expect When Undergoing Sedation Dentistry

Sedation will put you quickly into a very relaxed state. With conscious sedation techniques like oral sedation and nitrous oxide sedation, you will be awake, and can respond to the dentist, but time may seem to pass quickly and you may not remember much about your dental treatments. You may need a family member to drive you home.


Consultation and Treatment Plan
We will consult with you and assess your medical history, to determine the safest and most effective sedation dentistry treatment plan for your needs. We will explain fully the risks and benefits of the conscious sedation offered to you.


Pre-Treatment Local Anaesthesia and Sedation
When you arrive at your appointment, local anesthesia is used, if necessary for your procedure, to minimize pain and discomfort. The conscious sedation method is then administered according to your treatment plan.


Dental Treatment
Your dentist then starts your dental treatment, monitoring you constantly throughout. With IV or nitrous oxide sedation, the level of sedation can be adjusted as necessary to ensure you are safe, as well as in a state of complete relaxation.


Afterwards, we make sure you are recovering well from the sedation as well as your treatment. We will review all post-treatment care information with you, for the treatment and the sedation.

Sedation Dentistry Options

Be sure to contact us and let us know if you require sedation dentistry for general dentistry appointments. While we recommend sedation for certain treatments, we are happy to accommodate you if you need it at any time for your comfort. We offer nitrous oxide, IV sedation, or oral sedatives as sedation dentistry options to help our patients.

At your consultation, we will fully discuss your sedation options, and will review with you what to expect again at your dental appointment. We'll make sure you know how it will be administered, and what side effects you need to be aware of. You will be monitored and observed throughout for your safety.

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, offers moderate sedation, and is administered through a mask. You will be conscious but fully relaxed. Many patients don't remember the procedure later. Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a mask over the nose. It has minimal after-effects, and patients can drive home.

Oral sedatives are usually in pill form, taken an hour before procedures begin. In some cases, a pill will be given to take the night before, as well. As with nitrous oxide, a patient will be conscious, but relaxed, and won't usually remember much. These can be potent sedatives, so you won't be able to drive

IV sedation is the heaviest; some patients fall asleep, and you may feel groggy for a while afterwards.

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Why Use Sedation for a Dental Procedure?

Everyone should be able to benefit from dental care, and sedation dentistry helps those with dental fear. However, sedation during dental procedures can benefit anyone, especially during more involved procedures like surgeries for dental implants.

  • Patients are able to remain still for longer, so dental work can be completed more effectively and without the risk of movements.
  • Patients are kept comfortable through long procedures, for a more positive dental experience.
  • Other patients with individual conditions or concerns, including restless leg syndrome or a strong gag reflex, are better able to manage a dental procedure when they receive sedation.

Comprehensive Dental Surgery Services at Toronto Smile Centre

At Toronto Smile Centre, we are committed to providing comprehensive dental surgery services to ensure the well-being of your oral health. Whether you require specialized procedures such as Wisdom Teeth Removal in Toronto to address specific dental concerns or Bone & Gum Grafting in Toronto to enhance the health of your oral tissues, our skilled team is here to provide you with top-quality care. And for all your dental needs, our dedicated Dentist in Toronto is ready to guide you through your dental journey and offer the support you need.ty.


What is Dentistry Asleep®?

Dentistry Asleep® involves techniques for promoting relaxation or sleep during dental treatment. These techniques use medications for light or deep sedation, or general anesthesia, helping eliminate pain and stress during treatment

What types of sedation are used in sedation dentistry?

There are various types of sedation options ranging from nitrous oxide to general anesthesia. The specific type used depends on the patient's needs and the dental procedure being performed​

Is Sedation Dentistry safe?

Sedation dentistry protocols have been safely used for many years. The safety is ensured through patient monitoring and reviewing the patient's medical history before the procedure​

Can patients eat before undergoing dental sedation?

Most patients can eat before undergoing dental sedation. A small meal is recommended a few hours before treatment. However, if nitrous oxide is being used, it's suggested to avoid a large meal as it can cause nausea​

Will I feel any pain during the procedure?

Most patients report no discomfort or memory of the experience at all and feel surprisingly good afterwards. This is due to the effectiveness of the sedation techniques used
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