Conscious Sedation

Do you have dental anxiety? Summit View Dental Centre understands and works to support our patients suffering from dental anxiety.

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It’s important to us that you feel relaxed and comfortable in our office, because regular check-ups are so vital to your oral health, and we want to encourage you to return. Sedation dentistry is a way to help those suffering from dental anxiety, for the benefit of their oral health.

Summit View provides you with several safe and anxiety-free options for your checkups or procedures. We utilize conscious sedation, wherein depending on the method the patient remains awake yet very relaxed during the procedure.

  • Conscious sedation makes the process of getting “freezing” that much easier

  • Conscious sedation can have a weak analgesic (painkiller) affect

  • Conscious sedation can remove the barrier that dental anxiety creates

Types of Conscious Sedation

Known as “laughing gas,” Nitrous Oxide is administered with a mask throughout the procedure. It is considered a mild sedative. Nitrous Oxide elevates mood, and relieves anxiety and pain. When the procedure is complete and the mask is removed, the nitrous oxide wears off almost immediately with minimal recovery time.

Oral sedation generally comes in pill form, and is taken by the patient before the procedure. Depending on the prescription strength, sedation will be light to moderate. You might feel sleepy and calm during treatment, and have trouble remembering the details of appointment later on. It’s important to note that if you choose this treatment, you will need a caregiver to drive you to and from the appointment, as you will be legally impaired while on the medication.

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Our office is open Monday thru Saturday. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have about our clinic or potential appointment booking.

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