Sedation options at Silverwood Dental
Some individuals suffer from "dental phobia", a syndrome in which visiting the dentist can be a particularly terrifying ordeal. The unfortunate reality is that dental anxiety prevents some people from visiting the dentist on a regular basis, and from undergoing necessary dental procedures. At Silverwood Dental, we understand dental anxiety, which is why it is our top priority to put you at ease at our dental clinic, offering compassionate and caring support, and various sedation options.
Freezing and nitrous oxide
Depending on the course of treatment, your dentist may administer a local anesthetic, or freezing agent, to diminish any discomfort – rest assured we will not proceed with any work until you are well informed, and totally comfortable. In addition to the use of freezing agents, we also offer our patients nitrous oxide sedation, aka laughing gas, as a remedy for “dental phobia”. This colourless and odorless gas provides nervous patients with a safe and effective sedation option to put their minds at ease during certain dental procedures such as wisdom teeth removal. A small mask is placed over the nose to dispense the laughing gas. As you begin to inhale, you’ll feel calm, euphoric and relaxed, yet alert. When the mask is removed, the effects of the laughing gas will subside immediately, allowing you to drive home safely without the need for a chauffeur.
Dr. Michael Rosenhek
Dr. Kris Marshall
3-75 Lenore Dr.