At Ottawa Dentistry, we offer dental sedation to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental procedures.
What is Dental Sedation?
Dental sedation refers to techniques used to calm anxious patients during a dental procedure or to make patients more comfortable during long procedures. At Ottawa Dentistry, we offer patients Nitrous Oxide.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Commonly referred to as 'laughing gas,' nitrous oxide is a chemical compound that has a sedative effect when inhaled through a mask.
The medication calms patients while they remain awake and able to communicate. It also tends to lessen anxiety, increase pain threshold, reduce gag reflex and make time pass more quickly.
Throughout your procedure, your dentist will be in control of the amount of sedation you receive. The gas will wear off quickly at the end of your appointment, with little to no aftereffects.
We Can Help.
Many patients experience dental fear or anxiety, and this can sometimes prevent them from undergoing necessary dental treatment.
If that sounds like you, we are here to support you.
At Ottawa Dentistry we have practices in place to make your appointment less stressful, and we offer nitrous oxide sedation to help you relax.