Sleep dental services (also known as sedation) are a safe and effective option for qualified dental patients. However, since sedation leaves patients very vulnerable, it’s essential to allow a trusted dentist to perform this service. At Mount Royal Dental, Dr. Sam Gupta has earned the Readers’ Choice Award for Best Dentist every year for the last six years! Dr. Gupta and his brilliant team are experts at providing patients with safe sleep dental services.
There are a variety of reasons someone may need sedation dentistry. For example, if you suffer from fear or anxiety, especially related to dental procedures, sleep dentistry services are an effective way to undergo the treatment you need without the terror.
Sedation is also commonly used for extensive surgical, dental procedures, not unlike other forms of major surgery performed in hospitals.
However, before you undergo any anesthesia, it’s essential to understand what’s involved in determining if this service is best for you.
Many folks avoid going to the dentist because they fear drills and needles. Then some patients have difficulty staying still during a procedure, such as children.
In these cases, sleep dentistry is a wonderful and safe option that removes fear and unwanted movements. Patients can drift into a deep and peaceful sleep or remain awake and calmer while Dr. Gupta and his team perform their tasks.
Dr. Gupta offers a variety of sedation options for his patients based on their unique situations. Those options include:
Oral Sedatives: Usually in pill form, oral sedatives are given to patients by Dr. Gupta to take the night before and morning of a procedure. Directions for proper dosage and when to take the sedatives will vary based on the patient. This sedation leaves you awake and very relaxed during the process.
IV Sedation: This form of sedation is delivered into your bloodstream using an IV needle. You will remain awake during the procedure but stay in a relaxed state. Some patients may fall asleep during this kind of sedation.
Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas): This form of sedation is often used for mild anxiety patients. The gas is administered through the mouth and nose using an oxygen mask and starts working right away.
Deep Sedation: This form is offered upon request but is usually reserved for more extensive surgical and dental operations.
There’s no need to worry about your next dental procedure. Let Dr. Gupta and his team take care of everything. Make your next appointment with Mount Royal Dental by calling (905) 581-9912. Our address is 3 Mount Forest Drive, Burlington, Ontario L7P 1H4, Canada.