At Foxcreek Dental in Oakville, our dentists offer dental sedation options to make patients more comfortable during long procedures, and to calm anxious patients.
What is Dental Sedation?
Dental sedation refers to a variety of techniques used to help patients feel more comfortable during dental procedures. Our dentists can help determine whether dental sedation is right for you.
At Foxcreek Dental, our goal is to ensure that our patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental appointments. In addition to offering sedation options, our team of dental professionals 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 is inhaled through a mask placed over the mouth and nose. The medication calms patients while allowing them to remain awake and able to communicate. Nitrous Oxide can help to lessen anxiety, increase pain threshold, reduce gag reflex and make time pass more quickly.
Oral sedatives come in the form of pills or liquids prescribed by your dentist. This medication is taken orally in advance of your dental appointment to help your arrive at our office free from anxiety. With oral sedation, you will remain awake throughout your dental procedure but remain calm and relaxed.