Afraid of The Dentist?
You may experience fear and anxiety when visiting the dentist. If this prevents you from visiting on a regular basis, you may not be receiving the dental care you need.
Sedation dentistry will allow you to remain calm, relaxed and comfortable during any dental procedure you may need.
Depending on the level of sedation dentistry you choose, you will have very little or no memory of the treatment provided.
Consider Sedation Dentistry if you have experienced any of the following:
- Past negative or traumatic dental experiences
- Extensive dental problems
- Fear or anxiety
- Tight schedule / require considerable dental work
- Trouble keeping mouth open
- Strong gag reflex
- Young children (difficulty cooperating)
- Past difficulty “getting numb”
- Fear of needles
The Wand™ v.s Traditional Syringe
For patients that have some anxiety about the anaesthetic, we offer the option of using The Wand™.
This device replaces the traditional syringe with what looks like a pen. It provides extra comfort to our patient by utilizing an on-board microprocessor, which guides the anaesthetic flow rate when an injection is given.
With The Wand™, we can automatically compensate for different tissue densities depending on where we are injecting and the anaesthetic itself is delivered at a constant pressure and volume so that the injection itself is hardly felt.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide sedation, or “laughing gas”, is a milder sedative that is administered at the office. It takes effect immediately, provides a numbing effect, and wears off completely at the end of the appointment. No post-operative assistance is required.
Oral Conscious Sedation
With oral conscious sedation patients take a small pill about one hour before their appointment that induces a deeply relaxed but responsive state.
When they arrive for their appointment, many of our patients hardly notice when we administer anesthetic. They often have little to no memory of their dental procedure.
The sedative effect generally lasts for a few hours after the procedure. Patients will need assistance going to and from the office.
Deep Sedation / General Anesthesia
A qualified anesthesiologist will administer the anesthesia and monitor you, and we will perform the dentistry. You have absolutely no awareness of what is going on and no recollection once treatment is over, you are fully asleep at all times.
We are very fortunate to have Dr. Comlekci and Dr. Ing service our office once a month for surgical treatment requiring moderate to deep sedation. Some of you have had the pleasure of meeting them and we have had a wonderful response from all our patients with respect to the care they received.
Family Dental Services in Guelph
We pride ourselves on our high standard of patient care. Being a preventative practice, we are interested in your long term oral health. We offer a wide range of treatment options utilizing the latest technology. When you join the practice you join our family. Your needs are addressed with precision, compassion and understanding.
100 Edinburgh Rd S.
Guelph, ON, N1H 5P4
Phone: (519) 824 – 5678
Monday: 8:00AM – 4:30PM
Tuesday: 8:00AM – 8:00PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM – 4:30PM
Thursday: 8:00AM – 8:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM – 4:00PM