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Sedation in Napanee

Sedation and sleep dentistry ensure a tranquil and stress-free experience while undergoing dental procedures.
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Various sedation options are accessible to eliminate pain and discomfort throughout your dental procedure. Multiple techniques can be combined to ensure comprehensive relief. The specific type of sedation employed will be tailored to your individualized treatment plan, personal requirements, and the professional assessment of your dentist or specialist.

Types of Sedation

The available sedation options can be categorized into three primary groups. First, localized numbing can be administered to temporarily desensitize the specific area receiving treatment. Second, a sedation method can be used to keep you awake yet entirely relaxed. Below, you’ll find additional details about each of these groups.

Localized Numbing:

This familiar and dependable method involves patiently numbing the targeted area by carefully injecting a local anesthetic, allowing a small section of your mouth to rest. While you may experience some pressure, pain will be effectively blocked.


With the use of prescription medication or laughing gas, light to moderate sedation will be administered, leaving you fully conscious yet completely relaxed. This sedation technique is often combined with local numbing for enhanced comfort.

If you have any additional inquiries regarding Sedation, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us, and we would be delighted to provide further details through a conversation.

The Benefits Of Dental Sedation

Sedation and sleep dentistry provide valuable options that enable us to cater to patients from diverse backgrounds, each facing unique challenges. Here are some of the advantages of opting for sedation dentistry.

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Occasionally, the fear and anxiety surrounding dental treatment can be more distressing than the procedure itself. Don’t let dental anxiety become a barrier between you and the necessary dental care. If you experience mild or severe dental anxiety that hinders you from seeking treatment, don’t hesitate to voice your concerns. We are here to assist you and provide the support you need.

Make Time Fly By

During lengthy procedures that require you to remain seated with your mouth open for an extended period, sedation ensures your relaxation and comfort. The procedure will seemingly pass by quickly, leaving you at ease throughout the process.

Tailored for Your Personal Needs

Are you someone with a sensitive gag reflex? Do you experience chronic restlessness or restless leg syndrome? Perhaps local numbing doesn’t provide the desired effect for you? Rest assured, we strive to ensure that treatment options are accessible to everyone, regardless of their unique challenges or sensitivities.

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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

The most common methods of dental sedation, excluding general anesthesia, include:
a. Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas): A mild sedative inhaled through a mask to induce relaxation.
b. Oral Sedation: Medications taken orally to reduce anxiety and create a calming effect.
c. Intravenous (IV) Sedation: Medications administered through an IV for deeper sedation.

Dental sedation may be used for various procedures to alleviate anxiety and discomfort. Common procedures that may benefit from sedation include:

-Tooth extractions
-Wisdom teeth removal
-Root canal therapy
-Dental implant surgery
-Complex oral surgeries
-Lengthy restorative work
-Treatment of dental phobias or severe anxiety

Oral sedation is generally considered safe when administered by a trained and qualified dental professional. However, there are potential risks and side effects, which may include:

-Drowsiness and grogginess
-Memory gaps of the procedure
-Nausea or vomiting
-Allergic reactions (rare)
-Over-sedation if the dosage is not carefully calibrated

It’s crucial to discuss your medical history and any concerns with your dentist before undergoing oral sedation to ensure it’s a safe and suitable option for you.

The duration of the calming effects of oral sedation can vary depending on the type and dosage of medication used. In general, patients may continue to feel drowsy or groggy for several hours after the procedure. It’s essential to arrange for transportation home and avoid any activities that require focus or coordination for the remainder of the day.

No, it is not safe to drive yourself home after receiving oral sedation. The medications used for oral sedation can impair your coordination and reaction times, making it unsafe to operate a vehicle. It is crucial to arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home after your dental procedure when oral sedation has been administered. Your ability to drive safely should return once the effects of the sedation have worn off, which may take several hours. Always follow your dentist’s post-sedation instructions for a safe and comfortable recovery.

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