Oral & Nitrous Sedation

If you are suffering from dental anxiety, York Dental provides sedation dentistry options to make your next dental visit comfortable, relaxing, and anxiety-free.

Sedation dentistry is the perfect solution if you have neglected to see the dentist for any reason. Sedation dentistry can be used if you:

  • Fear needles
  • Have dental anxiety
  • Have difficulty getting frozen
  • Have had traumatic past dental experiences
  • Require multiple dental procedures
  • Have a bad gag reflex
  • Have very sensitive teeth
  • Are embarrassed about your teeth
  • Suffer from physical disabilities

We perform conscious sedation dentistry, as opposed to unconscious, or "sleep" dentistry. During conscious sedation, you are sedated to a point where you are completely relaxed, pain- free, and usually, only minimally aware of your surroundings.  You will still be able to respond to commands and breathe without assistance.  Most patients happily have little, if any, memory of the visit.

After your sedation dentistry appointment, you will need to have a family member or friend drive you home.  It takes time for the sedatives used during the procedure to wear off, and you won't be able to safely drive yourself home.