Sedation Dentist – Mississauga, ON

Minimize Anxiety for a More Relaxing Experience

Dental anxiety can be a problem, especially when it hinders your ability to seek regular oral healthcare. You may be tempted to reschedule or cancel your appointments but before you take that step, allow us to recommend sedation dentistry. Designed to calm nerves and ease your mind, you can prepare for a more comfortable visit that results in better oral health. Contact us to learn if you’re eligible for treatment.

Why Choose Family Dental Care for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Nitrous Oxide, Oral Conscious, and IV Sedation Available
  • Caring and Compassionate Staff
  • Your Safety and Comfort Are Our Priorities

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Woman with eyes closed and wearing mask in dental chair

Considered the mildest form of dental sedation, nitrous oxide is administered via a nasal mask. The mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen is inhaled, and within minutes, the patient begins to feel light-headed, relaxed, and more comfortable. Ideal for individuals undergoing dental checkups and teeth cleanings or minor restorative dentistry treatments, the effects of nitrous oxide begin to wear off the moment the gas is turned off, allowing patients to resume normal activity following their appointment.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Patient with eyes closed receiving a dental exam

For individuals who need more to calm their nerves or are preparing for more complex procedures, oral medication can be recommended. We will provide an oral sedative that the patient will take before their appointment. The individual will feel as if they’re drifting off to sleep but will remain cognizant to respond to cues. Because the effects take time to wear off, someone must escort the patient to and from their dental visit.

IV Sedation

Woman relaxing in dental chair

In the most extreme situations when a patient experiences extreme dental anxiety or must undergo multiple procedures in one sitting, IV sedation is commonly used. Administered via an IV into the hand or bend of the elbow, the solution enters the bloodstream and quickly relaxes the patient, causing them to enter into a “twilight sleep.” Although not fully sedated, patients are unlikely to remember much, if anything, from their appointment.