Sedation and Anxious Patients

We understand some patients are nervous about their visits. We offer sedation alternatives for patients at Dentistry in Ajax who experience anxiety about visiting the dentist.


Are you nervous about visiting the dentist?

We don’t want anything to stop you from getting the treatment you need. Dr. Lam, Dr. Frauts and Dr. Singh can help you through your appointment by providing sedation services. These work to ease your nerves and make you feel more comfortable at the dentist.

Are sedation services right for me?

You may be a candidate for sedation if anxiety is preventing you from visiting the dentist for routine or complex procedures.

Sedation alternatives are accessible to help you relax and/or ease any anxiety connected with your dental visit.

If you would like a sedation service at your next appointment, please speak with our team. We’d be happy to discuss your options with you.


What sedation services are available?

At dentistry in Ajax, our dental professionals offer 3 types of sedation services for patients experiencing dental phobia or anxiety.

Our sedation services include:

  • Oral Sedation
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • IV Sedation

Our goal is to provide you with optimal oral health care, so we work with you to determine the best way to do this.

Oral Sedation

This alternative can be easily administered in the form of liquid or pills. Oral sedatives can be taken the night before to help you sleep, and taken one hour before your appointment to significantly reduce anxiety during any treatment. Since oral sedatives do not provide pain relief, a local anesthetic is administered.

Nitrous Oxide

Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is an inhaled gas that is also available to anxious patients. Since each person is different, the gas levels can easily be adjusted to customize your appointment. This type of sedation is administered to relax the patient before dental work starts. Since it does not relieve pain, an anesthetic is also administered.

IV Sedation

This option includes a deep sleep-like state. The sedative is administered into your blood stream and works quickly. Within seconds, you may feel relaxed and drowsy. IV dental sedation does not make you unconscious, a local anesthetic is often administered in conjunction. There are a few precautions that need to be taken with sedation dentistry. For example, we monitor the patient's heart rate and breathing for the duration of the visit.

At Dentistry in Ajax, our doors are always open. We welcome new patients and families!