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How to overcome your dental fears and anxieties

  • Posted on: Apr 30 2021
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Downtown Montreal patients uneasy about visiting the dentist may want to work with a provider who offers sedation dentistry. Dr. Lenny Slepchik is here to help, offering nitrous oxide for a positive experience at the dental office every time you visit!

What is nitrous oxide?

Nitrous oxide is a gas that is administered by our dental professionals through a mask that fits over the nose. Patients breathe through their nose and within minutes, will feel thoroughly relaxed and at ease. Our team will adjust the nitrous oxide as needed throughout the procedure based on cues from you regarding your comfort level. With the use of nitrous oxide, many of our patients report much less anxiety and cando their necessary treatment. We find that patients with more severe dental anxieties might consider the use of nitrous oxide for examinations and cleanings as necessary, and we encourage patients to be open and honest with us about their anxiety levels so we can meet their needs.  We want you to be as comfortable and relaxed as possible. Using sedation dentistry as a tool to help you has been very sucessful for our patients over the years.

Why choose nitrous oxide?

One of the main reasons patients choose nitrous oxide is because it can be easily reversed within minutes of the administration of oxygen. This means that patients can leave the office and drive and may return back to work for the remainder of their day.

Nitrous oxide isn’t only used for dental anxiety. Patients with the following concerns can also benefit:

  • Those who have difficulty sitting still
  • Individuals with strong gag reflexes
  • Patients who need several dental procedures done in one visit
  • Individuals with a low threshold for pain
  • Those with sensitive gums and teeth
  • Patients considering options for fast relaxation
  • Individuals who have trouble finding pain relief with topical or injected anesthetics

Are you ready for your next dental visit?

If you are interested in learning more about sedation dentistry offered by Dr. Lenny Slepchik in his practice, he strongly encourages you to book a consultation visit with the team by calling (514) 875-7971 or emailing [email protected]

Posted in: Sedation Dentistry