Oral Sedation

Learn More About Oral Sedation

Oral sedation, also known as pill sedation, is one of the sedation methods used at Besma Dental Family Centre to calm patients down during dental procedures. Unlike laughing gas and IV sedation dentistry, patients take the sedative as a pill in the hours before their appointment. The oral sedation decreases the activity in certain parts of the brain that control fear and anxiety. As a result, you will be in a relaxed and calm mood because of which your dentist will be able to do effectively what they are supposed to do. Call Besma Dental Family Centre in Welland to learn more about oral sedation techniques.

Advantages of Oral Sedation

  • Easy to administer: Your dentist can simply prescribe a pill to keep you calm during the dental treatment.

  • No use of needles: Patients may have a fear of needles which are used for laughing gas and IV sedation. So, patients can orally take the pill without a shot.

  • Responsive: Although you may feel drowsy with oral sedation, you will be awake and responsive.

Disadvantages of Oral Sedation

  • Oral sedation is not effective immediately because of which your dentist will prescribe you to take sedative an hour before the appointment.

  • The oral sedation level may vary from person to person on the basis of their metabolism.

  • Although oral sedation relaxes patients, it also makes them feel drowsy.

At Besma Dental Family Centre in Ontario, we understand that every dental treatment is not simple and smooth because of which laughing gas is required. It reduces the sensation of pain, which can be helpful for dentists during crown or tooth removal. Dr. Rashid is experienced in easing nervous patients back into dentistry. Laughing gas is a unique dental sedation technique as it works quickly and wears off once you stop inhaling it.

What Is Laughing Gas?

Laughing gas is a safe and effective agent mixed with oxygen used to make you more comfortable during dental procedures. This gas is colourless and odourless. So generally, dentists add pleasant scents like vanilla to the gas especially while treating kids.

Few Side Effects of Using Laughing Gas

  • Headaches

  • Shivering

  • Excessive sweating

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Fatigue

Once the gas has been turned off, a patient should inhale sufficient oxygen for at least five minutes to avoid a headache. For kids, laughing gas is not only safe but also a preferred sedation method.

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Tuesday 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM

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Friday 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Besma Family Dental Centre

Address: 167 Riverside Dr

Welland, ON  L3C 5E1

Phone: 905-734-9214

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