At Dr. Coopersmith, Dr. Bercovici & Associates Dental Centre in Montreal, our dentists are dedicated to helping patients feel as comfortable as possible. We offer dental sedation options to calm anxious patients.
What is Dental Sedation?
We have a number of techniques at our disposal when it comes to helping patients feel more comfortable during dental procedures. If you find yourself significantly nervous before coming to the dentist, a dental sedation option may be for you.
At Dr. Coopersmith, Dr. Bercovici & Associates Dental Centre, we do everything in our power to help patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their dental procedures.
Along with offering dental sedation options, we are committed to working at your pace, taking breaks when you need them, and providing calm reassurance as required.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
When inhaled through the nose and mouth, nitrous oxide produces a calming effect, although you will remain awake and able to communicate. This medication also tends to lessen anxiety, make time pass more quickly, reduce gag reflex and increase pain threshold.
Your dentist may prescribe oral sedatives (typically in a group of drugs known as Benzodiazapines) in liquid or pill form. Take this medication orally about an hour before your dental appointment. While it will leave you awake for your procedure, it will significantly calm and relax you.
IV sedatives offer the deepest level of sedation without general anesthesia and are administered directly into the bloodstream. The dentist will track your vital signs during the procedure, courtesy of a monitor attached by our dental team.
General anesthesia offers a controlled state of unconsciousness, which eliminates awareness, discomfort and movement while your dentist performs the procedure. Complex treatments can be completed within one appointment.