At Riverside South Dental Centre, our dental team has established a reputation for taking time to ensure our patients are comfortable, relaxed and well informed prior to initiating treatment. This includes our approach to children, teens and adults. When patients need an extra measure of relaxation, we can provide the following options:
Nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation transforms adults and children filled with anxieties about dental treatment into comfortable, relaxed and responsive patients. This allows us to make the most efficient use of chair time to complete treatment and leave you feeling completely positive about your dental treatment experience.
Nitrous oxide/oxygen (N2O) is simply a gas which you breathe through a mask that is placed over your nose. It is tasteless, odourless and instantly reversible. It can be used selectively to make anesthetic more manageable or for the duration of your appointment. You will be awake throughout the treatment and able to follow directions – you simply won’t feel any anxiety! And you won’t need a drive home.
Inhalation sedation may be helpful for:
- fear of pain, office noises, injections, the dentist
- strong gag reflex
- pre-existing anxiety