Sedation Dentistry in Toronto

No longer does the fear of the dentist have to prevent you from getting the dental care you need to keep your oral health up to speed and prevent uncomfortable and costly dental problems from developing. Dr. Martin Sterling and Dr. Shane Allen provide the following conscious sedation dentistry option to ensure that our patients have a comfortable and anxiety-free dental visit.

Nitrous Oxide
A mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen, the gas it is administered by inhalation through a nasal mask; the amount of gas is monitored and controlled closely by the dentist to ensure a safe and effective dosage. Once the nasal mask is in place, you will start to feel relaxed and won’t experience the discomfort as the dentist performs your dental work. After the treatment, the dentist will administer straight oxygen; you will feel the effects of the gas start to dissipate immediately, and they will be completely gone within five minutes. Because the effects are short-term, you will be able to drive yourself home and resume normal daily activities immediately after your treatment.

The Wand STA System
For patients with a phobia of dental injections, we use the latest technology in the form of The Wand STA, a local anesthetic system that allows us to deliver virtually pain-free injections. Using The Wand instead of a dental syringe is perfect for patients who are “needle phobic,” as it eliminates the pinching feeling that can be felt with the syringe injection, resulting in no more discomfort or anxiety. The system allows for a controlled amount of anesthesia to be administered directly to the treatment areas. 

How Can Sedation Dentistry Help You?
The sedation methods we use help our patients feel relaxed. These methods relieve discomfort, making for a stress-free dental visit. You may find that conscious sedation dentistry is particularly helpful if you experience any of the following regarding your visit to the dentist:

  • Feeling a high level of fear before or during a visit to the dentist
  • Frequently cancelling dental appointments due to dental anxiety
  • Difficulty sitting still during a dental treatment
  • Fearing the dental drill or other dentistry tools
  • A low pain tolerance
  • A strong gag reflex

For more information on the sedation methods described here or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sterling, Dr. Allen or Dr. Ouzounian, contact our office today.