Sedation Dentistry in Forest Hill, Tooronto

For many patients that are anxious about the sensations experienced during a procedure, sedation dentistry may be an appropriate solution. Dr. Paul Deratnay can provide sedation dentistry in Forest Hill to suitable patients.


Sedation dentistry uses a number of methods to reduce a person’s sensations experienced during a procedure and can ease anxiety and discomfort. Therefore, sedation is commonly used for people who are nervous about their appointments, who have a dental phobia, or who need to undergo multiple procedures.


Although dental sedation is commonly used, there are some people who may not be able to receive it. This includes people with medical conditions such as cardiac disease, hypertension, or diabetes. If you have a medical condition, you may want to speak with your doctor first to ensure that you can safely receive sedation.


We offer two main types of dental sedation for our patients:


Oral Conscious Sedation:

Oral conscious sedation allows the patient to stay awake during their procedure. However, they will likely feel groggy and may not remember aspects of the procedure. Patients will have to take a sedative orally approximately an hour before their scheduled appointment. This is timed so that by the time the procedure begins, the patient will feel the effects of the sedation. Oral conscious sedation can sometimes be combined with nitrous oxide sedation to enhance their sedative effects.


Nitrous Oxide Sedation:

Nitrous oxide sedation may be better known by its other name, laughing gas. This name is due to the inhaled substance being known to cause sensations of euphoria in the patient. It is given to patients in dental procedures to promote relaxation and reduce sensations such as discomfort. Similar to oral conscious sedation, the patient remains awake during their procedure; however, they will typically feel lightheaded and relaxed. The sedative gas is administered to the patient through a facemask that is typically worn over the nose. Within a few minutes, the patient will start to feel the sedative’s effects. However, once the mask is taken off, the effects will start to reduce and the patient should be able to continue with their scheduled daily activities shortly.


If you are wondering whether sedation dentistry is right for you, Dr. Paul Deratnay will be happy to answer any of your questions or concerns. You can contact us today or request an appointment online.

Last Updated On 2021-10-20