Did you know that roughly 40 million North Americans (or about 15%) suffer from dental anxiety? This fear of visiting the dentist is so bad that it actually causes that segment of the population to stop visiting the dentist altogether, forgoing the important and necessary regular dental treatment you need for optimal oral health.
However, here at Skyline Dental Associates we have a way to combat your dental anxiety – sedation dentistry.
Sedation dentistry uses medication that helps you to relax while in the dental chair, effectively melting away your anxieties and fears so you can lay back and enjoy your time with Dr. Leila Ebrahimpoor.
We utilize the following forms of sedation dentistry in our office in Ottawa:
• Laughing gas: This is a very mild form of sedative gas you inhale during treatment. It wears off very quickly after the flow of gas is stopped.
• Oral sedation: This process is just what it sounds like. You take some oral sedatives before you arrive at our office. Then when it’s time for your treatment, you’re relaxed and ready.
• IV sedation: If you have truly serious dental anxiety, IV sedation is the method for you. It allows the dentist to deliver sedation immediately, and easily adjust the level of sedation throughout your procedure. You may fall asleep while under IV sedation.
If you suffer from dental anxiety, don’t put off your regular cleanings any longer. Call us today at (613) 226-4562 to schedule an appointment and learn more about our sedation dentistry offerings.