At Peterborough Dental Clinic, 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 make patients more comfortable during dental procedures.
Our dentists can help determine if a dental sedation option is right for you.
At Peterborough Dental Clinic, we do what we can to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental appointments, including offering nitrous oxide and IV sedation options.
Feeling anxious? We Can Help!
If you are feeling anxious about your next dental appointment, feel free to contact us with your concerns. We are committed to working at your pace, taking breaks when necessary, and providing calm reassurance as required.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide is inhaled through the mouth and nose. The medication calms patients even though they remain awake and able to communicate.
It also tends to lessen anxiety, increase pain threshold, reduce gag reflex and make time pass more quickly.
IV sedatives are administered directly into the blood-stream through the vein for the deepest level of sedation without general anesthesia.
Our dental team will attach you to a monitor so that the dentist can keep track of vital signs during the procedure.