Sleep Dentistry Mississauga - Onyx Dental

Sleep Dentistry Erin Mills - Onyx Dental

Sleep Dentistry Erin Mills - Onyx Dental

Stay Calm and Smile on with Sleep Dentistry in Erin Mills

Does the thought of seeing a dentist make you anxious? If so, you are not alone. Whatever the reason for your dental anxiety, our team at Onyx Dental will make sure your dental and emotional health are taken care of. Whether you’re eagerly awaiting a routine checkup or dreading wisdom teeth removal surgery, we’ve got techniques available for everyone.

The most common forms of sedation used in dentistry are inhaled and oral sedation. While they make the procedure more tolerable for you it is important to understand that these drugs aren’t painkillers so you will still need a dental anesthetic during your appointment.

What Is Sleep Dentistry?

Sleep dentistry can be a great option for patients who suffer from high levels of anxiety and fear when it comes to dental procedures. Usually these people are unable or unwilling to tolerate pain, which makes this type of treatment perfect; however, even those with extremely sensitive mouths need not worry about sensitivity because gas anesthesia will numb their nerves during procedure time.
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Is Sleep Dentistry a Good Choice for Me?

Sleep Dentistry Mississauga - Onyx Dental

Sleep dentistry can be an excellent choice for a variety of patients who have unique needs or situations. We may recommend sedation if you:

  • Deal with severe dental anxiety or phobia.
  • Need to have a complex dental procedure completed.
  • Suffer from TMJ or have difficulty keeping your mouth open.
  • Have sensitive teeth or overactive gag reflex.

Types of Sleep Dentistry

Depending on the patient’s needs, as well as what the dentist considers appropriate, there are a few different types of sleep dentistry. Your exact needs and anxieties will be attended to during your consultation.

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

Although most people don’t actually laugh when they take nitrous oxide, it does produce a very nice, calm, and floating experience that will soothe any nervousness they may have about the procedure. You are allowed to drive home after your appointment and do not need to be accompanied because all of the nitrous oxide is flushed from your system with oxygen.Nitrous sedation is a great option for children as well. It is the safest and most reliable option for sedation in children’s dentistry. Some advantages to nitrous sedation include:
  • Safe for all age groups
  • Fast and effective sedation
  • Wears off quickly
  • Does not cause sleepiness
  • Can help relieve pain during treatment
Sleep Dentistry Mississauga - Onyx Dental
The dentist and his patient inside the clinic during Sleep Dentistry in Mississauga

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation takes effect after ingesting a pill approximately an hour before your procedure. Sedation can vary between minimal and moderate, all depending on the complexity of the procedure and your level of dental anxiety.

With oral sedation you will need transportation home and someone to stay with you the rest of the day because you can feel tired or sluggish for several hours following.

During your consultation, it is important that you share all relevant information with the dentist. Failure to disclose medications or conditions may result in serious injury or even death.

Types of Sleep Dentistry

Depending on the patient’s needs, as well as what the dentist considers appropriate, there are a few different types of sleep dentistry. Your exact needs and anxieties will be attended to during your consultation.

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

Sleep Dentistry Mississauga - Onyx Dental

Although most people don’t actually laugh when they take nitrous oxide, it does produce a very nice, calm, and floating experience that will soothe any nervousness they may have about the procedure. You are allowed to drive home after your appointment and do not need to be accompanied because all of the nitrous oxide is flushed from your system with oxygen.

Nitrous sedation is a great option for children as well. It is the safest and most reliable option for sedation in children’s dentistry. Some advantages to nitrous sedation include:

  • Safe for all age groups
  • Fast and effective sedation
  • Wears off quickly
  • Does not cause sleepiness
  • Can help relieve pain during treatment

Oral Sedation

The dentist and his patient inside the clinic during Sleep Dentistry in Mississauga

Oral sedation takes effect after ingesting a pill approximately an hour before your procedure. Sedation can vary between minimal and moderate, all depending on the complexity of the procedure and your level of dental anxiety.

With oral sedation you will need transportation home and someone to stay with you the rest of the day because you can feel tired or sluggish for several hours following.

During your consultation, it is important that you share all relevant information with the dentist. Failure to disclose medications or conditions may result in serious injury or even death.

Preparing for Your Sleep Dental Procedure

Before your appointment, our dentists or dental team will give you detailed instructions to follow. Your level of sedation will determine the directions they provide you. You will need to arrive one hour before your appointment to be given the oral sedative to take, and will be monitored. Your dental team will advise you when to take your sedative if you’re having oral conscious sedation. After sedation takes effect, your dentist will monitor you to ensure your breathing and blood pressure stays consistent and is in the same normal range. If you’re getting nitrous oxide, your dentist will make sure you’re properly sedated before the treatment starts.
Sleep Dentistry Mississauga - Onyx Dental

Frequently Asked Questions

Sleep dentistry services are a safe and effective way to provide sedative treatments, but it can be nerve-wracking for some patients. Dr. Malhi and Dr. Johal have extensive training from anesthesiologists who are experts on how the medication should affect you during your treatment. This ensures that everything goes smoothly without any complications or side effects while also being closely monitored throughout all procedures done, without compromising patient comfort levels.
Nitrous oxide is a quick-acting gas that will make you feel better in no time. The effects only last as long as it is given to you, though, so it’s essential to take care of yourself after treatment. Oral sedation requires longer recovery periods because the sedative takes longer to get out of your system. It is important to take the rest of the day off if taking oral sedatives and to not drive for the rest of the day.
During your consultation, we’ll go over the details with you and provide a custom estimate for any sedation dentistry treatments that are needed. Your insurance company may cover at least part of this cost so please let us know if it’s important to get authorization before proceeding!
Unfortunately, the majority of dental insurance providers and common plans do not pay for sedation dentistry. Even while it may be upsetting, this out-of-pocket cost shouldn’t ever prevent you from getting treatment. Yes, the use of nitrous oxide or oral medication can assist you to experience no discomfort and be fully comfortable during your surgery, and you may need to look for alternate forms of payment or create a budget well in advance of your procedure.
Sedation dentistry may be helpful for kids who have a lot of dental anxiety, have dental phobias, or have trouble sitting still throughout the operation. However, before making a choice, parents should speak with their child’s dentist.

Patients who get oral sedation for their dental treatments should never drive themselves home. You should make arrangements for a responsible adult to drive you to and from your appointment because you may be drowsy.

Children who receive sedation dentistry should always have a responsible adult with them.

Contact Us To Learn More About Our Sleep Dentistry Services in Erin Mills, ON

At our sedation dentistry practice in Erin Mills, ON, we believe that a patient’s smile is the most important thing in their life. Our goal for you and your teeth will always be to help you feel confident with how they look after every procedure! To schedule an initial consultation call us today on (905) 567-4999.

Just a Few Reasons Why Patients Love Us

Affordable Pricing

At Onyx Dental we believe everybody should have access to proper dental care which is why we proudly offer affordable pricing for the entire family. Most insurance types are accepted. From teeth whitening to a tooth extraction we got you covered!

Our Qualifications

Dr. Malhi is completed extensive education with the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Implant Residency with The institute of Dental Excellence. He is also a member of the Ontario Dental Association, Halton Peel Dental Association, and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons.

Itero Scanner Technology

The iTero Element 5D scanner uses powerful imaging technology to achieve accurate color scans in real time! You can see a simulated outcome of your treatment instantly.

Dental Technology

We are always striving to provide outstanding dental services, which is why you can find our office filled with state-of the art technology and equipment. We make sure that we're up on all of latest advances in dentistry so your experience here will be amazing!

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