Sedation Dentistry Services

Do you feel nervous, anxious or scared of going to the dentist? Well, you’re certainly not alone. This is a common problem that affects many people. Thankfully, sedation dentistry can help. Yazdani Family Dentistry offers sedation dentistry in Kanata and in Kemptville at our dental clinics.

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A Calm Experience through
Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry in our Kanata & Kemptville clinics offers a solution for those who experience dental phobias or feel apprehensive when visiting the dentist. At Yazdani Family Dentistry, we create a relaxing environment so our clients can feel relaxed and at ease. We have staff on hand carefully trained and certified to administer our different sedation options in order to make your experience more pleasant while allowing us to perform any necessary treatments.

We offer two types of sedation dentistry in Kanata and Kemptville: IV Sedation and Laughing Gas. IV sedation, which is also referred to as conscious sedation, is administered intravenously through a small needle. Once injected into the vein, it works almost immediately, placing the patient in a conscious, yet very relaxed state. This is commonly used for more complex procedures such as surgical removal of teeth. It is very effective for those who experience more intense levels of fear at the dentist. Since this form of sedation dentistry is a little more potent, it can take some time to recover from the groggy feeling afterwards, which is why it’s necessary to have someone escort the patient home.

Man with a nasal gas mask being sedated before dental work.


The Benefits of Nitrous
Oxide a.k.a. Laughing Gas

Laughing gas, which is also known as nitrous oxide, is another common form of sedation that we use in our sedation dentistry procedures to help our clients feel at ease. Unlike IV sedation, laughing gas is administered orally through a mask that’s placed over the mouth and nose. After inhaling for a few moments, patients will feel euphoric and even a little giddy – hence the name! This also keeps patients awake and aware of their surroundings without feeling any discomfort or pain. This is generally used more for minor procedures like tooth extractions.

If you’ve been avoiding the dentist out of fear, we can help. Our goal is to provide the utmost care for all of our patients, which is why we offer these options to ensure you can get the treatment you need. If this sounds like something that interests you, feel free to contact us today to learn more about our treatments and services. Our friendly team will be happy to arrange an appointment to answer any questions that you have about sedation dentistry in our Kanata and Kemptville clinics.


No More Fears and a More
Confident Smile

Sedation therapy isn’t just a great choice for wisdom teeth extractions. It’s ideal for anyone who simply wants the work done properly who can’t get comfortable in a dentist’s office. Whether you suffer from anxiety, a phobia or otherwise, we’re here to help you stay relaxed and stress-free. This enables us to perform the best possible work; a calm mouth and body help us deliver optimal results in a faster, more efficient manner.

Woman sitting in a dental chair smiling while she talks with her dentist
Young woman getting a filling at the dentist.


What is Sedation

Sedation dentistry is a temporary process that involves slowly, safely adjusting the senses of the patient so they cannot feel pain or discomfort. It’s not necessarily a method of putting patients literally “to sleep” – they’re awake but instead feel sensations of euphoria and even amusement. That’s where the term “laughing gas” comes from!

This service, offered at our Carleton Place location, is ideal for procedures when irritation or slight pain may be experienced by the patient otherwise, and often for minor treatments to ensure your comfort. At Costello Family Dentistry, we work tirelessly to ensure your absolute comfort and peace of mind. We want all of our patients to have a great experience in our chair. Sit back, relax and put your feet up – you’re in good hands here. Styles Code


Emergency Dental Services?

Both our Kemptville and Kanata clinics offer same-day appointments for your emergencies. If you need a dentist in Kanata or Kemptville to help you in a crisis, please do not hesitate — call us right away!


Laughing Gas

We use laughing gas here at Costello Family Dentistry, which can be beneficial for a variety of circumstances. Laughing gas utilizes nitrous oxide which is a safe and effective sedation gas that makes you feel happy and giggly. The gas is administered orally through a mask, and as the patient inhales, they start to feel sensations of euphoria which puts them at ease. The added benefit of laughing gas is that it doesn’t put patients into a sleepy state, keeping them awake and alert of what’s going on around them. This method of sedation is more suitable for minor phobias and procedures such as tooth extractions. When receiving laughing gas, it is normal for patients to be able to resume normal activities shortly after since the effects fade faster.

Man with a nasal gas mask being sedated before dental work.
Man having his teeth polished


Why Choose our

Need an experienced dental team for your sedation and follow-up appointments? We’ve got you covered; Costello Family Dentistry prides itself on superior-quality service for all ages. Whether you have a toddler in tow or need to stop by for some work yourself, we’re here to ensure your peace of mind in our inviting, friendly office atmosphere. Plus, we can help keep the kids entertained during the wait! Seeing happy, healthy smiles means a powerful lot to our team of Receptionists, Hygienists and Dentists, and we’re proud to help families in the Carleton Place area keep theirs in tip-top shape.


Let’s Work on Your Smile!

if you’ve been putting off a necessary dental service due to concerns over discomfort or pain, know that you’re not alone. You can also put your fears aside thanks to Costello’s sedation services for specific types of treatments! That way, our team can do what they need to do while you stay calm, cool and collected. Plus, with the work done and your fears put to rest, you can get back to everyday life with a healthier, more confident smile.

Sedation dentistry is an excellent way to help patients get the dental care they need to maintain a healthy smile while dissipating fears and stress of the dentist. By placing patients into a comforting state of relaxation, it also helps the dentist perform any necessary procedures safely and more efficiently.

If you feel like sedation dentistry could be a viable solution for you or a family member, contact us today to learn more. At Costello Family Dentistry, comfort and peace of mind is an essential part of everything we do. We’re happy to arrange for a consultation to answer any of your questions and address concerns.

Woman sitting in a dental chair holding a mouth model.

Sedation Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions

We get a lot of questions, naturally, about the wide range of dental services we perform here at our Kanata & Kemptville dental clinics. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions. Don't see yours answered here? Feel free to reach out to Yazdani Family Dentistry.

Follow your dentist’s instructions closely. This will ensure you come to the appointment thoroughly prepared for the procedure. It is also important to book time off from work and bring a caregiver who can drive you to and from the appointment as the sedation will take time to fully wear off and you will feel very drowsy in the meantime. 

A good candidate for sedation dentistry can fit any of the following criteria:

  • Requires a large amount of dental work
  • Has a very low pain threshold
  • Has extremely sensitive teeth
  • Has a strong gag reflex
  • Has trouble sitting still during dental procedures
  • Has severe dental anxiety or phobias

If a patient meets any of these criteria but is also obese or has obstructive sleep apnea, then they should first consult with both their dentist and family doctor before deciding to use sedation.

If a child has severe dental anxiety, dental phobias or can’t sit still for the procedure, then they could benefit from sedation dentistry. That being said, it is important to consult with both the child’s pediatrician and dentist before deciding to use sedation.

The amount of time it takes for sedation to wear off can vary by patient and by the type of sedative used. IV sedation is more potent than nitrous oxide sedation and takes longer to wear off. A patient’s ability to metabolize the sedative is also a factor. A general rule of thumb to follow is to allow a full 24 hours for the sedative to wear off before returning to normal daily activities.

Sedation dentistry is quite safe. That being said, the use of sedatives in any medical field comes with some risk. It is important to talk with your dentist and family doctor about this to determine if it is right for you. Our sedation dentists in our Kanata and Kemptville clinics are certified professionals when it comes to administering nitrous oxide or IV sedation. You can rest assured that if you undergo any procedure under sedation, you are in good hands.