Sedation Dentistry

Oral sedation & nitrous oxide for dentistry in
Downtown Ottawa & surrounding communities.

two dentists work on a sedated patient

Downtown Ottawa Sedation
& Sleep Dentistry

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 …

Oral Sedation
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.

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Sedation & Nitrous Oxide:
Easing Dental Anxiety

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.

A dentist explains a procedure to a patient at Pretoria Bridge Dental


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.

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