If you're afraid of dentists, you're not alone. Some people who go regularly to the dentist still feel anxious about their dental visits. Fear is one of the biggest reason people avoid dentists.
At Belleville Dental Care in Belleville and Tweed, we recognize that a visit to the dentist may cause a lot of anxiety for some people. Our team will do whatever they can to help you feel comfortable and relaxed during your appointment.
We ensure that we educate all of our patients on their treatment, so that there are no surprises. We are patient and understanding of your needs and will only proceed with your treatment once you feel ready to. For some of our more anxious patients, we may offer sedation treatments as a option to help make your treatment more comfortable.
Our practices in Belleville and Tweed offer a couple sedation options for patients with high dental anxiety, extensive treatment needs and/or a severe gag reflex.
Oral sedation, is medication that may be easily administered in the form of a liquid or pill. Oral sedatives may be taken the night before your appointment to help you sleep, and taken an hour before your appointment to significantly reduce your anxiety during treatment.
Nitrous Oxide, also known as laughing gas, is an inhaled gas that is also available to anxious patients. Since each patient is different, gas levels can be easily adjusted and customized to your treatment needs.
Is Dental Sedation for You?
We want you to be relaxed and comfortable so you can enjoy a pleasant experience at Belleville Dental Care. We believe that reducing your anxiety about visiting the dentist is an important part of our services. If you experience any of the issues listed below, please ask our team about sedation for dentistry:
- High anxiety about dental treatment
- Fear of needles or pain
- Difficulty getting numb with local anaesthetic
- Very sensitive teeth
- Sensitivity to sensory stimulation (touch, smells, sights and sounds)
- Extensive dental treatment
- Complicated procedures
- Strong gag reflex
- TMJ issues - difficulty opening mouth
- Young child in need of treatment