Sedation dentistry is sometimes called “sleep dentistry”. At Queensbury dental centre, our dental surgeons are trained to administer sedation during dental procedures. The main goal of sedation is to make the patient feel more confortable and less anxious about the treatments.

Although there is a variety of ways to give sedation, the depth of sedation (sleepiness)  is not necessarily dependent what form of sedation is given.

The main ways to administer sedation are to use nitrous oxide (laughing gaz), oral sedation (pills) or I.V. sedation (via a vein).

I.V. Sedation

I.V. sedation stands for intra-venous conscious sedation. Using this method, the medication can safely be administered usually via a vein in the arm, to induce a state of deep relaxation. This method is safe but the patient will need to be accompanied to go back home.

Nitrous Oxide / Laughing gas

Really safe and efficient, nitrous oxide is a safe and odorless gaz that the patient breath throughout the procedure to relax. It bring a soothing sensation and lower considerably the anxiety.

Oral sedation / Oral medication

Also known as “the pill”, this modality is easy to administer and as little complication.