Don’t Let Dental Anxiety Affect Your Oral Health
Afraid of going to the dentist? You’re not alone.
Dental anxiety has prevented over 50% of Canadians from seeing their dentist regularly. Without routine exams and cleanings, you may risk developing oral health problems like cavities or gum disease.
Sedation dentistry can help ease the stress and concern you may have about seeing the dentist, and we’re proud to offer it as part of our commitment to serving your family’s dental needs. If you’re wondering how sedation dentistry could help you, book an appointment today!
Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You?
We can offer sedation dentistry for various reasons, but the most common is managing dental anxiety. Dental anxiety is a type of phobia you may have of having dental work done, and it can manifest in symptoms like:
- Increased heart rate
Sedation techniques like nitrous oxide and oral sedation make it easier to relax during your appointment so you can get the dental care you need.
Types of Sedation
We can offer either nitrous oxide (laughing gas) sedation or oral sedatives. You’ll be awake during your appointment, but sedation will help ease the stress you might feel while we support your oral health.
We might offer a sedative depending on the type of treatment you’re having. These treatments can include:
We’ll provide you with detailed instructions on how to prepare for your sedation appointment. We also recommend organizing an alternative transportation plan after your appointment so you can get home safely. If you have any questions about our techniques, please get in touch with us today.
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a type of sedative you breathe in through a mask. This sedative can help reduce:
- Potential discomfort
An oral sedative is a pill we’ll have you take before your appointment. These sedatives may last longer than nitrous oxide, but it’s just as effective for reducing anxiety symptoms and managing any potential discomfort you might feel during your appointment.
Your Experience Matters
Visiting the dentist shouldn’t stress you or your family. We believe in providing a comfortable, relaxing dental experience, and the sedative options we offer are just one of the many ways we’re helping our patients enjoy their appointments.
If sedation dentistry sounds like it can help you feel more relaxed while sitting in the dentist’s chair, book an appointment with Fairlawn Dental Centre today!
Emergency Dental Care
Find us on Carling Avenue across the corner from Carlingwood Mall. For your convenience, we offer free parking and easy access to transportation.
- 2194 Carling Avenue, Unit 1
- Ottawa, ON K2A 1H3
- Phone: 613.829.6868
Hours of Operation
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed