Sedation Dentistry in Malvern, Scarborough, ON

You want a healthy smile, but if you have dental anxiety, your thoughts may race when you think about dental procedures. At the dental practice of Dr. Steven Ingber General & Implant Dentistry, we offer sedation options so you can enjoy a relaxing dental visit regardless of the procedure you need.

We are honored to protect the smiles and peace of mind of the residents of Scarborough and the surrounding areas. We will treat you with respect and compassion no matter your anxiety level. If a visit to the dentist makes you feel nervous or frightened, we can help. Our dental practice offers sedation dentistry to maximize your comfort. Contact us today to learn more about our sleep dentistry options.


What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Many people suffer from dental anxiety or dental fear, regardless of age. That is why we offer two forms of sedation to alleviate anxiety and help you have a calm and positive experience. Our team takes your comfort seriously, and we want you to feel relaxed and safe every time you visit our dental office. We offer nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, and oral sedation to dispel anxiety and fear.

Nitrous Oxide: Nitrous oxide is a gas that helps you feel calm and relaxed during dental visits. It may be used to alleviate anxiety for a biannual dental visit or to help you feel peaceful during procedures like receiving root canal therapy, getting a filling, or for those who are stressed about cleanings. The gas is administered through a mask that fits over the nose and is safe for children, teens, and adults. Nitrous oxide wears off within minutes of removing the mask and doesn't have side effects, which means you can drive yourself home from your appointment.

Oral Sedation for Dental Treatments: Our compassionate team offers oral sedation for those who have a more involved treatment planned, such as oral surgery. This form of sedation is delivered in pill form and helps you enjoy a deep state of relaxation during the procedure. We offer this sedation option to adults, and we discuss the effects you should expect after your procedure. Due to the side effects of oral sedation, patients should be driven home after treatment.

Our Sleep Dentistry Process

Your health and safety are our priority. That is why we carefully review your medical history, current health situation, and allergy information before recommending sedation dentistry. We take the time to sit down with you and discuss your unique needs, and we actively listen to your thoughts and concerns.

Next, we review your options and discuss the possible side effects as well as how best to schedule your dental procedure and your care after treatment. If you select full sedation, we will explain how long the effects take to wear off and whether you should have a friend or family member stay with you and monitor your progress at home after your appointment.

Sedation Dentistry FAQs

As we craft your custom treatment plan, we will encourage you to ask questions about the treatment and the sedation option you have selected. We are happy to provide the answers and information you need to feel confident in your treatment plan. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about sedation dentistry.

Is sedation safe?

Yes. Our sedation options are safe, and whether you select nitrous oxide or oral sedation, you can trust that it will be administered by a qualified professional. We will review your medical history and known allergens to determine which sedation option is best for you and your situation. For parents who have children that need sedation to address anxiety and maximize their comfort, we fully discuss the sedation we offer as well as any side effects that your child may experience.

This depends on the sedation you select. If you choose nitrous oxide, you will not need someone to drive you home because the effects wear off within minutes of removing the mask. However, if you are receiving oral sedation, then it will be necessary to have a friend or family member drive you home because your motor skills may be impaired, and you will feel groggy after the procedure.

If you select oral sedation, then you may fall asleep during your procedure. Many people who choose this form of sedation either feel drowsy or sleep once they're comfortably seated in the dental chair. If you're interested in experiencing a deeper sleep during your procedure, we offer full sedation dentistry at a local oral surgeon's office. 

Sedation Dentistry for Your Peace of Mind

You deserve a dental team who provides the treatments you need and makes your peace a priority. At the dental practice of Dr. Steven Ingber General & Implant Dentistry, we offer nitrous oxide as well as oral sedation to create a relaxing experience every time you visit. Our general dentist blends decades of experience with a compassionate chairside manner to provide quality dental care. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.



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