If you are like many people and you undergo some degree of uneasiness when facing the prospect of a visit to the dentist, you are not alone. According to the Canadian dental association, up to 22 percent of patients experience extreme dental anxiety.

What Is Sedation Dentistry? 

Sedation dentistry is the answer if you suffer from dental anxiety or dental fear. It is a safe and comfortable solution for you to get the dental care you need. At Westgage Dental, your treatment can be customized to meet your anxiety level and medical history allowing you an incredibly comfortable, relaxing, and safe experience. Once you are completely comfortable we can provide the dentistry you need such as complex restorative treatments, multiple treatments, or simple dental procedures.

Who Is A Candidate For Sedation Dentistry?

People who have…

  • High fear 
  • Traumatic dental experiences 
  • Difficulty getting numb 
  • A bad gag reflex
  • Very sensitive teeth 
  • Complex dental problems
  • Limited time to complete care 

What Types Of Sedation Do We Offer?

 Oral Sedation 

 Oral medication is taken one hour before your appointment, to make you calm and drowsy during the procedure. After your visit makes sure there is someone to accompany you and to drive you home.

Nitrous Oxide 

Commonly called laughing gas because it takes the edge off and produces a feeling of complete relaxation. You will be aware of your procedure but you won’t feel or recall any pain.

Other Ways To Deal With Dental Anxiety

 Westgage dental offers other options that could help you cope with dental anxiety. These include: 

Use of hand signals: We understand that part of dental anxiety stems from fear of the unknown and feeling out of control. Hand signals can help so you can let our dentist know when you need a break by raising your hand to signal a stop.

Explanation of dental procedure: Our dentist will explain each step beforehand and along the way so you know what is going on and you can maintain some degree of control over the place of the procedure. 

 We welcome you to discuss your dental anxiety concerns with us here at Westgage dental and allow us to work with you to develop a treatment plan to help ease your fears while allowing you to receive the dental treatment you need. Request an appointment with us today!