If you suffer from anxiety over a visit to the dentist, you’re not alone. Several of our patients experience similar fears. Dental anxiety, as it’s known, affects millions of people.
At Gage Park Dental in Hamilton, we take a special interest in helping our patients cope with anxiety during their visit. To help our patients with anxiety we offer consultation, sedation and music therapy.
Please note that sedatives will make you too drowsy to drive and you will need to arrange a ride home from our office after your appointment.
We offer two types of sedation for dental anxiety, depending on the level of sedation you require.
For mild anxiety, we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) sedation. Nitrous oxide provides a mild level of sedation, and its effects wear off quickly.
If you need a higher level of sedation, we offer oral sedation. We’ll provide you with a prescription for an oral sedative or anti-anxiety medication that you will take before your visit. Oral sedatives are available in a variety of strengths, we can tailor the amount of sedation to your needs.
We also offer free music therapy to help you keep calm during your appointment. Music therapy is available on its own or in combination with a sedative. Many of our patients tell us that music therapy combined with sedatives works very well at reducing their anxiety.