If you’re nervous about a dental procedure, there’s no need to keep it all inside.
At Pretoria Bridge Dental, we can help relieve your anxiety with sedation dentistry using a few different options …
We can offer a mild sedative that you take orally, so that you can be more relaxed during the appointment.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
An alternative to pills, we administer nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas” to put patients completely at peace while we work.
Patients count on our experience & expertise for accurate & diagnoses.
Our doctors have a depth of training for advanced dental care.
Our experience translates to a smooth, seamless patient experience.
We want to be your partners in dental health.
Nitrous Oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” gives you a sense of euphoria. Simply breathe it in from the mask, and you’ll find the rest of your appointment pretty enjoyable!
We understand that some people have had negative experiences with childhood dentists — giving them a slight fear about dental procedures — and we want to do whatever we can to make you comfortable.
If you need more information about Sedation Dentistry in Downtown Ottawa, contact us today.
When performed by a qualified and experienced dentist, sedation dentistry is quite safe. That being said, there is always a risk involved with receiving anesthesia. This risk is greater if the patient is obese, or has obstructive sleep apnea. These patients should consult with their doctor and dentist before having sedation dentistry performed.
It is crucial that you do not eat or drink for 6 hours leading up to your procedure. However, you may drink water up to 2 hours beforehand. Do not drink alcohol for 24 hours before the procedure. Failing to comply will result in the surgery being cancelled and you will need to reschedule. It is also important to bring a list of medications and drugs you are taking to the appointment for your dentist to review.
Times can vary depending on the type and amount of sedation we use. The patient’s natural tolerance to the sedative and metabolism can also play a role. As a general rule of thumb, allow a full 24 hours after receiving the sedative for its full effects to wear off.
No. When sedation dentistry is performed properly, you will not feel pain or remember any part of the procedure. Our dentists are expertly qualified to perform sedation dentistry. Rest assured, you will not feel any pain when we perform the procedure.
Dental sedation will cause you to feel calm, drowsy and tingly. You will experience minor amnesia as well. Within minutes of receiving the sedative, you will experience a full-body euphoria where you will feel no pain and be completely at peace.
We have two free parking spaces in our clinic lot. Also, there are five parking spaces at the Ottawa Chinese Bible Church (on the corner of Main and Graham). On Graham Avenue you will find two-hour parking available; while there is also parking on Hawthorne Street from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and then again from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.