Sedation for Anxious Patients
Dental sedation refers to a variety of techniques used to make patients more comfortable during dental procedures. Our dentists can help determine if a dental sedation option is right for you.
We try to do everything we can at Thompson River Dental to make patients feel relaxed and at ease during their dental appointments. In addition to sedation, we will work at your pace, take breaks as needed, and provide calm reassurance as needed.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide is inhaled via the mouth and nose. It calms patients even though they remain awake and communicative. It can also lessen anxiety, increase pain threshold, reduce gag reflex and make time pass quicker.
Oral sedatives are pills or liquids prescribed by your dentist. The medication is taken in advance of a dental appointment. It leaves you awake for the procedure but produces a calming effect to significantly relax you.