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At Ferguson Family Dental, we offer various types of sedation dentistry in Barrie to enhance patients’ dental experience. There are various reasons people want sedation; most often it helps people that are nervous or anxious about having dental work completed. Our goal is to ensure that you feel comfortable and safe during your procedure, and have the type of sedation that is right for you and your needs. The following describes the type of sedations in our clinic:

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous Oxide, or “laughing gas" is it is often referred to, is a mild form of sedation. Nitrous oxide is administered via a facemask and is inhaled by the patient. Typically after a few minutes, the patient experiences a feeling of euphoria, relaxation and reduced sensitivity to sensations such as pain. Once the treatment is complete, oxygen is flowed through the mask and your Barrie Dentist will encourage you to breathe normally, allowing the removal of the Nitroux Oxide from your system. This form of sedation allows the patient to be fully conscious and clear headed after the procedure, and you are safe to go about your day and drive home, or go back to work.

Oral Conscious Sedation

This type of sedation is given by an oral sedative pill, and creates a sleeply, relaxed feeling; often people fall asleep during the treatment and have little memory of the work being completed. During the treatment, you are continously monitored by our trained Dental Assitants and Dentists. A
n oral sedative is taken 30 minutes prior to the procedure and is given by the Dentist in the clinic. We monitor the progression of the sedation and increase the amount if necessary, to acheive the right level of sedation for your comfort. Due to the effects of this sedation, you will need a friend or family member to drive you home and monitor you until the sedative wears off.

Please contact us today or request an appointment online if you are interested in discussing the options and effects of our sedation dentistry in Barrie

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