Sometimes, the thought of visiting the dentist can be associated with fear and anxiety, leading patients to stay away from regular maintenance visits and routine check-ups. This strategy can often result in more complicated and costly treatments down the road, especially if simple problems like gingivitis (bleeding or sore gums) and cavities are left unattended!
At Northtown Dental Centre, we realize some patients may need help to feel settled and relaxed during their dental appointment. Therefore, we offer sedation dentistry through the use of an oral pre-medication. Triazolam is the treatment option of choice because of its wide margin of safety and numerous advantages. It is usually prescribed in pill form and takes effect about one hour after ingestion. Patients enter into a deep state of relaxation, during which time they can safely undergo dental treatment without fear or stress. We require that patients who receive sedation dentistry have someone drive them to and from their appointment on the day of treatment. The amount/dose that you require will be determined after a careful medical history and health assessment.
If you are interested in learning more about any of the services we offer, our dental care team is available to answer your questions. Please feel free to contact us today.