It is estimated that approximately 30 to 40 million North Americans avoid seeing the dentist because of dental anxiety or dental phobia (fear of dentists). Despite these phobias often being exaggerated, they can become very real when dental avoidance results in undiagnosed and untreated oral health complications.
If you often avoid the dentist due to dental anxiety, learn more about how Sedation Dentistry can help at Kaydental, our North York dental office.
At our North York dental office, we use a topical anesthesia gel called Oraqix to help patients feel more comfortable during deep scaling or root planing procedures. It does not require injection and is very effective for patients who have dental anxiety, allowing our dentists to perform otherwise uncomfortable and painful periodontal treatments efficiently.
Better known as laughing gas, Nitrous Oxide is used to induce a state of relaxation, often allowing patients to be less anxious about the procedures that are happening while the freezing we use takes care of any pain or discomfort. The nitrous oxide is inhaled through a nose piece during your procedure and monitored by our trained team. Nitrous oxide, although not technically a sedative, can affect your reaction time so our North York dental office requires that you have a companion to pick you up from your appointment.
If you have a medical condition, please notify our North York family dentist prior to a sedated dental procedure. Patients should also notify their dentist about any medications they are currently taking.
At our North York dental office, our fees are based on the most current Ontario Dental Association fee guide for General Practitioners for general dental services and the most current Ontario Dental Association fee guide for Specialists for specialty dental services.
If you have any questions about the costs of any of our dental services, please contact us so one of our staff members can clarify and guide you through the price determinations.
You can find our patient referral form here. We provide dental care for the whole family, including children's dentistry and emergency dental care.