Dentistry Asleep (Sedation)

Because of the special place the mouth has in our psyche, development, nutrition and emotional expression, it isn’t surprising that one of the most common source of anxiety in our society is the thought of having extensive dental treatment done. The sounds, the sights and the odours of the dental office causes significant stress and anxiousness for many. Other people who require extensive dental treatments to achieve a healthy mouth prefer to have their treatment done in one or two long appointments instead of many traditional appointments. If you are one of these people, sedation or general anaesthesia for dentistry can help make your dental appointments comfortable, convenient and pleasant.

Patients who have medical conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure or asthma also benefit from sedation by reducing the body’s stress and response to medications contained in local anaesthetics (freezing).

Sedation and anaesthesia developed specifically for dentistry offer a range of choices from mild relaxation to twilight sedation to being completely asleep.

Sedation is only for adult patients. Our dentists at York Lanes Dental will schedule a consultation appointment first to answer any questions and screen for any medical reasons you may not be eligible for Sedation Dentistry.

Call us today to discuss your sedation dentistry options!

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What is a Comprehensive Oral Exam?

A COE is like a physical for your head and neck. It is a thorough evaluation and documentation of your teeth, gums, jaw bones, lymph nodes, and jaw joints. It is the foundation of the routine check-up. Your course of treatment is determined as a result of this exam.

What is a Recare Exam?

A recare is exam is the check-up which determines any changes since the previous COE.

Why do I need to have x-rays?

Digital x-rays show areas not visible to the eye.

How often do I need to have a COE?

A COE is recommended every 3-5 years depending on your history. Your dentist will determine what is right for you.

Can I just have a cleaning without a exam?

Yes, it is possible to have your teeth cleaned without having a check-up, but it is recommended that you see the dentist for a check-up every 6-9 months to catch problems early.