Sedation Dentistry in North York
Feeling fearful or anxious about visiting the dentist is not uncommon for many people. In fact, dental fear sometimes keeps patients from getting the dental care they need.
If you feel anxious in the dental chair, you should know that you’re not alone, and our dentists at Emery Village Dental understand how you feel. Dr. Joo’s extensive advanced training allows him to offer several sedation options to help reduce dental anxiety and allow you to get the dental care you need and deserve to have a healthy smile.
Because we provide different levels of dental sedation in our North York dental office, you can rest assured that you'll find what works best for you and you’ll never have to go anywhere else to receive the dentistry you need.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) in North York
Nitrous oxide is the lowest level of dental sedation that many patients discover is enough to help them feel at ease in the dental chair. Nitrous oxide and oxygen combine to help you relax as you comfortably breathe the gases in through a mask worn during your procedure.
Even better, nitrous oxide leaves your body as soon as you remove the mask after your procedure. This means that you’ll be able to drive yourself and return to your normal activities after your dental appointment.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral sedation is delivered through a pill our dentists will prescribe for you and that you’ll take one hour before your dental procedure. The medication provides a deeper level of sedation that allows you to feel deeply relaxed, almost as if you’re sleeping during your treatment even though you’re still conscious and able to respond to our dentists.
The medicine also induces amnesic effects, so you’ll have little to no memory of your procedure when it’s completed. Because these effects take time to wear off, you’ll need to arrange transportation to and from your dental appointment and plan to rest and relax for the rest of the day afterwards.
Dr. Joo received his IV sedation certification from the University of Toronto, which means that he can oversee IV sedation in North York during dental procedures here at our dental office.
IV sedation delivers medication directly into your body intravenously and allows Dr. Joo to adjust it as needed throughout your procedure. Meanwhile, he’ll be monitoring your heart rate and vital signs during the procedure to ensure your safety.
IV sedation is the deepest level of sedation we offer that is ideal for patients with special needs, severe anxiety, or who may have extensive dental work they’d like to complete all at once during one visit.
As with oral sedation, you’ll need to arrange transportation to and from your procedure and plan on resting afterward.
Contact Emery Village Dental to Learn More About Dental Sedation
Your comfort is our primary concern at Emery Village Dental, and if you feel that it would benefit you, our dentists are happy to work with you to find a level of sedation that will help you reach your dental goals. We invite you to call our office if you have any questions.