Many people are anxious about a visit to the dentist, especially for procedures such as root canal therapy or extractions. To help keep our patients at ease, Chatham-Kent Dental provides sleep dentistry options. Using mild sedatives and relaxation techniques, we can help you enter a tranquil, relaxed state while you are in the office.
Oral sedatives or anti-anxiety medication act as mild tranquilizers. They reduce or remove your anxiety and calm your body, allowing you to relax and enter into a sleep-like state while you are undergoing treatment.
Traditionally known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide has been used for over a century as a dental sedative. It is safe and provide a mild level of euphoria and sedation that will help you stay calm throughout your visit with us. Nitrous oxide wears off quickly after your treatment.
All sedatives leave you legally impaired, so you will not be able to operate a vehicle after your treatment. Ensure that you arrange a ride home from our office and have someone available to take care of you at home.