What is Dental Sedation?
Dental sedation refers to a variety of techniques and medications used to make patients more comfortable during dental procedures. Our dentists can help determine if a dental sedation option is right for you.
At Metro Dental Care, we do everything we can to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental appointments.
In addition to offering sedation options, we will work at your pace, take breaks when you need them, and provide calm reassurance whenever you need it.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is inhaled through the mouth and nose. The medication calms patients even though 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.
IV sedatives are administered directly into the bloodstream through the vein for the deepest level of sedation without general anaesthesia. Our dental team will attach you to a monitor so that your dentist is able to track your vital signs throughout your procedure.