Dentistry with Sedation

For many patients, it is common to feel nervous or apprehensive about dental treatment.  Dr. Syed and Dr. Barter are trained to help you with your anxiety by explaining different options to make you more comfortable.

What types of sedation are available?

Once an assessment is made, Dr. Syed or Dr. Barter may suggest taking an oral medication prior to your appointment, the use of nitrous oxide (a.k.a. laughing gas) or IV sedation.  Dr. Syed and Dr Barter are both trained in the administration of all these options.

How safe is sedation?

The use of sedation in dentistry has a commendable record of safety.  During a sedation procedure the patient is continuously monitored by a Registered Nurse with various types of equipment, ranging from an automatic blood pressure cuff to pulse oximeter.  Our professional team is trained to handle any foreseeable emergency.  Following a sedation procedure, you will have to have a responsible adult drive you home and care for you for a predetermined amount of time.

What type of treatment can be done with sedation?

We can perform any general dentistry procedure in-office with sedation as well as surgical procedures like tooth extractions, implants and periodontal grafting.  

What are the main advantages to being sedated?

  • Treatment is completed when you are in a more relaxed mood.
  • You will have less difficulty sitting through a lengthy procedure.
  • Multiple treatments and full mouth restorations can occur at during the same visit.
  • Less discomfort after treatment.

Sedation Dentistry for the Fearful

Dental phobia is a real, often overwhelming reality for thousands of people. Negative previous dental experiences, fear of needles or drills, and severe gag refluxes are just some of the reasons people feel extreme anxiety when thinking about visiting the dentist.

If you suffer from dental phobia- fear no more! At Oasis Family Dental Centre and TLC Dental Centre, we are committed to understanding the very real nature of your fears. Not only will our team treat you with delicacy and care, but IV sedation will allow you to experience dentistry in a whole new way. While engaging in a pleasant sleep-like experience, Dr. Syed and Dr. Barter will be hard at work making sure you “wake up” with the results you desire.