Sedation Dental Treatment In Waterdown

Does the thought of getting a dental checkup make your entire body tense with fear? Then you are not alone. Most of us do feel the same way about visiting a dentist. Fortunately, our experts at Magnolia Dental in Waterdown know that sedation dental treatment can solve this problem and keep you relaxed and stress-free during treatment. Below is everything you need to know about sedation dentistry before getting your dental treatments done.

Experience painless and stress-free dentistry

In sedation dentistry, you will be in a moderate level of sedation where technically, you will be carefree and relaxed state. And you will be insensitive to pain. There are various methods of sedation available, and they can be combined with another one to get the desired level of sedation. However, the type and level of sedation you need will depend on your treatment plan, previous health history, personal preference, and the expert opinion of your dental surgeon.

Types of Sedation

There are various types of sedation that we use in our dental practice. We have enumerated them under three major groups. We might numb the operative site locally, or you can be sedated to a level where you feel completely relaxed, or you can even sleep through the entire procedure. Below, we have briefly discussed each of them.

Local Freezing:

 More or less, most of us are aware of this procedure. We numb the entire area (the site where we will operate) and inject local anesthesia. This will cut all the pain sensations from that site temporarily. However, you will feel pressure over the area.


As per your prescription medication, your dentist may administer “laughing gas” or nitrous oxide through a mask or IV and you may start feeling the calming effects of it. The level of sedation will be under the control of your dentist, as your doctor will adjust the dosage according to your need. Here you will be in a conscious but completely relaxed state. Once your treatment will be over, your dentist will administer pure oxygen that will flush nitrous oxide gas out of your system.

Sleep dentistry:

This considers using general anesthesia in dental practice. Here you will be in deep or complete sedation. You may feel drowsy or groggy after you wake up. Anesthesiologists can provide this type of sedation. Your dentists may consider this specific type, especially for children and young adults with special needs. People with severe dental anxiety can also undergo this type of sedation during treatment.

Understanding the Benefits of Dental Sedation

Let us now look at some of the advantages of sedation dental treatment

Ease out your dental anxiety

Sedation dentistry offers you painless and stress-free dental treatment and makes your dental visits comfortable. And when you are under sedation, our experts can work faster. This eventually lead to a lesser number of appointments. If your dental anxiety is keeping you away from getting treatment, you can always speak to our experts. They will help you in every possible way.

Make Time Fly By

The lengthy dental procedures will be done by your dentist before you even know it. You will be in a relaxed and comfortable state and will not feel any stress while sitting in a dental chair and keeping your mouth wide open.
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Customized as per your needs

If you have a sensitive gag reflex, restless leg syndrome or severe dental anxiety, and you think that dental treatment is just not for you; then don’t worry. Sedation dental treatment is really helpful for a wide range of cases, ensuring the treatment is available to everyone. Our sedation dentist will help you overcome your dental anxiety, which should not prevent you from getting the dental care you deserve.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What if I am nervous about being put to sleep?

Before undergoing the procedure, your dentist will make an effort to understand your health history, any specific medications you are taking, and the level of your dental anxiety. You will be sedated enough up to a level so that you stay unaware of the treatment as if you were asleep.

When can I eat after the procedure is done?

You can eat or drink immediately after your dental appointment. However, most people prefer not to eat anything until the effect of anesthesia wears off. You can start with something liquid or easy to swallow at first, and then eventually proceed with solid foods.

How long does the sedation last for dental procedures?

The effect of most local anesthetics will last around 2–3 hours. You will feel numbness around the tooth, while your lips and tongue will be numbed for around 3–5 hours after the injection. However, the effect of oral sedation wears off around 2–8 hours after treatment, depending on the drug used.