Sedation Options

Sedation Options

Our team at Abby Dental Care understands how uneasy and anxious some may feel when it comes to their dental appointments. We offer sedation options for your mental and physical comfort. Your treatment experience is our priority.

Conscious Sedation Options

At Abby Dental Care, we offer safe and effective conscious sedation options that are available to all our patients. Conscious sedation is a combination of medicine that allows you to stay awake yet be completely relaxed during your dental procedure.

Nitrous Oxide (N2O) also known as laughing gas (Adult and Child Friendly)

Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small scented mask that fits over your nose to help you relax. Nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option our dentist may offer to help make you or your child more comfortable during dental procedures.

Oral Sedation

There are different types of oral sedatives, but the most common ones are the benzodiazepines. When used appropriately they are safe and every effective.

If oral sedation is something that peaks your interest, we invite you to have that discussion with one of our Dentists. If the decision is made that oral sedation would benefit you, a prescription will be custom tailored to suit you and your comfort needs.

What you need to know about oral sedation

  • You’ll need a designated driver. Please arrange to have someone drive you to and pick you up from your appointment.
  • You should not plan to return to work or school after your procedure as you’ll likely continue to be tired for the remainder of the day.

For Children we also offer oral sedation. A strawberry flavoured liquid (Midazolam) is administered in our office 30 minutes prior to the scheduled treatment time. This will leave the child sleepy, and most children will sleep for a few hours once returning home, then wake well rested and happy. It is not for all children, and if behaviour may be an issue, sedation will be offered before we refer the child to a pedodontist.

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