Taunton Villega Dental
Enjoy a Dental Visit Without Anxiety
Going to the dentist doesn't have to be filled with stress. We have options for all ages.
Nitrous OxideNitrous oxide, or laughing gas, helps many patients feel more relaxed during a procedure. You are awake and can answer questions but remain in a comfortable, twilight zone.
Oral SedationOral sedation comes in a pill that helps you to relax. You are still awake and can talk to the dentist but are comfortable. This is a good choice for many overly anxious people.
IV SedationIV sedation involves a needle injection and is one of the stronger forms of sedation. It isn't used as much as the others but can be helpful during more complex procedures.
General AnesthesiaGeneral anesthesia is not typically used for dental procedures but could be an option in extreme situations.
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Dental Sedation in Oshawa, ON
Going to the dentist is tougher for some people. Both children and adults can have a high level of anxiety, especially if they are autistic, have special needs, or have another chronic health problem like Alzheimer's. There are reasons why some people should consider sedation dentistry including those who:
- Had a bad experience
- Are afraid of needles or dental tools.
- Have a bad gag reflex.
- Have a complicated dental case requiring extreme procedures.
- Feel their teeth are too far gone for traditional treatment.
- Evaluating and working with jaw growth that can affect facial symmetry.
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Using Sedation Therapy
Sedation therapy isn't always used at the dental office. It's reserved for those who need it to get through the dental procedure. The type of sedation used depends on many factors like your age, health condition, and type of anxiety.
The dental staff will first ask you about your anxiety level and the type of sedation you would prefer. They will also ask you about all your health conditions, present and past, to ensure sedation is safe for you.
Be sure to ask your dentist about this option when you go for your first visit. The staff will be happy to go over your options.
Hygienists and dentists will use a topical numbing medicine before injection of the local anesthesia into the gum. The topical anesthetic ensures you don't feel the needle injection.
Sedation When Numbing Fails
Some patients don't have anxiety about dentists but, for some reason, all the local numbing medication doesn't work well. Sedation is a solution in that case because it allows you to be comfortable while the dentist continues the procedure.
Children and Sedation
Children as young as 5 years old can have nitrous oxide, depending on weight and health. It can make them sleepy, which may take some time to wear off but provides enormous pain relief.
Assuming the child is healthy, some types of oral sedation can be given to children as young as 2 years old. However, most dentists will use nitrous oxide instead for most patients who are older.
Children over 16 years old are candidates for IV sedation, although the dentist may use it for younger patients depending on the situation and their health.
Sedation therapy for dental patients isn't recommended for those with a history of allergies or chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, or high blood pressure.
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Taunton Village Dental Staff
We have an excellent team of skilled dentists who can evaluate each patient and offer a recommendation on the sedation method that is safest for them. We strive to make your experience at Taunton Dental Village a pleasant one!