Dental Anxiety

Serving Port Credit For Over 40 Years – New Patients Welcome!

At Port Credit Smiles, we take dental anxiety seriously and will work with you, the patient, every step of the way.

Nitrous oxide or “laughing gas” and oral conscious sedation are provided to patients to lower their anxiety while he/she is in the dental chair. Nitrous oxide is a mild sedative administered through a nose hood throughout your dental procedure. With this aid, your mood is elevated, and dental-related anxiety and pain are diminished. Side effects are minimal and it provides safe delivery and immediate recovery. Nitrous oxide is an excellent and safe option for children with fear and hindering their dental appointments.

Oral conscious sedation taken before your appointment can also reduce dental fear and anxiety. A benzodiazepine, such as Valium, Halcion, Ativan and Versed, may be prescribed to make for a more comfortable dental visit. You must be accompanied by a person you know and be prepared to stay in the office until you are stable.

We look forward to seeing you at our dental office and ensuring that you are well taken care of, in a friendly, caring manner. If you have any anxiety about your dental visit or any questions about conscious sedation, please phone us at 905-274-4151.