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Get the dental treatment you need comfortably with nitrous oxide sedation at dentist in Etobicoke, Ontario

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Sedation Dentist at Sherway Dentistry in Etobicoke Ontario Area

Many patients throughout the world experience dental fears and phobias. At Sherway dentistry in Etobicoke, Ontario, we know that these anxieties can lead to a stressful experience in the dental chair, and can even prevent some patients from receiving the dental care that they need for a healthy smile. That’s why we offer sedation with nitrous oxide to help patients who suffer from dental phobias have a calm and relaxing dental experience, as well as for other indications.

How nitrous oxide sedation works

Nitrous oxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is inhaled through a small nose mask. It is also called “laughing gas” because of the calming and relaxing effect it has when it is inhaled. While nitrous oxide is commonly used for patients with dental anxieties, it can be beneficial in several other scenarios as well:
  • Patients with an overactive gag reflex
  • Patients who become claustrophobic when receiving dental treatment
  • Patients who are receiving multiple dental procedures back-to-back and will be sitting in the dental chair for an extended period
To use nitrous oxide, we simply place a nose mask on your face just prior to your treatment and wait for a few moments for it to take effect. We keep the gas running and closely monitor your oxygen levels throughout your treatment. When we finish your dental procedures, we will turn off the nitrous oxide and administer oxygen through the same nose mask for a few minutes to help neutralize the nitrous oxide’s effects quickly.

Benefits of nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide is used frequently during dental treatments because it is very versatile. It:
  • Takes effect almost immediately
  • Has adjustable dosing based on the patient’s individual needs
  • Wears off within a few minutes after the gas is turned off, leaving no lingering effects
  • Is effective at reducing anxiety and providing a relaxing experience in the dental chair
  • Is a mild form of sedation that can be used on patients of all ages
  • Can be used during a variety of dental procedures – even routine teeth cleanings!
  • Does not require you to have someone drive you to and from your appointment
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