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Markham Sedation Dentistry

Relax and be free from anxiety

Are you anxious about aspects of visiting the dentist such as needles or drilling? Does your anxiety keep you from getting dental care? If so, we can help you ease your fears.

We provide you with a mild sedative so you can relax and remain calm during your appointment with us. You may remain conscious during the procedure, or you may become so relaxed that you fall asleep. For patients with anxiety issues we try to combine all necessary treatments into one appointment to minimize the number of visits you need to make to our office.

Depending on your needs for sedation and the length of the procedure, we will use either an oral or intravenous (IV) sedative. For oral sedation we will prescribe you a sedative that you would take prior to visiting us. For IV sedation we would consult with you on your needs and the length of the procedure and give you the amount and duration of sedative required to keep you calm.

Please note that all sedatives will make you too drowsy to drive, so you will need to arrange transportation home from our office.

We are able to provide sedation to most patients. If you or a family member require sedation, consult with our dentist to learn more.

To learn more about how sedation dentistry can put you at ease, contact us today.

FAQs — Click to reveal the answers to oral sedation questions

Q: How does sedation feel?

A: Most sedatives relax you and you may enter a relaxed, dream-like state. You may not remember details about your procedure. During procedures involving sedation we will monitor you closely.

Q: Can children receive sedation?

A: Yes, children can receive sedation for dental procedures. Ask us for more details.

Q: How do I prepare for sedation dentistry?

A: Before you begin a treatment with sedation, we will provide you with information on how you should prepare. In general you should avoid eating or drinking for at least 12 hours prior to your treatment and you will need to arrange a drive home from our office.

Q: Will my insurance plan cover sedation?

A: Most dental plans provide coverage for sedation for dentistry, but the details depend on your individual plan. Contact our office for more information.