Sedation Dentistry

There are many different types of sedation options offered by our IV Certified Ottawa dentist. Whichever dental treatment you're receiving, you can ask about a sedation to make your experience much more comfortable and relaxing. Sedation dentistry is especially beneficial for our anxious patients.

Types of sedation include:

Oral sedation

A patient can take oral medication in the form of a pill, typically around an hour before their dental treatment. The pill will help them to relax and feel less anxious. Oral sedation can provide a minimal to moderate effect depending on the dosage.

Inhaled/minimal sedation (nitrous oxide)

Also known as "laughing gas", a mask is placed over the patients nose and encourages relaxation and even "giggles". This form of sedation typically wears off quickly.

IV/moderate sedation

A patient will receive medication intravenously, and will enter a state of deep relaxation. The sedation level can be continually adjusted by the professional as necessary. Dr. Nguyen is IV Certified and will be permitted to administer IV sedation at the clinic soon.

Your dental experience doesn't need to be overwhelmingly stressful! We want you to have a positive experience with us. Ask our Ottawa dentist today about which type of sedation would be best for your dental treatment.