Dentist London Ontario by Spencer Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry London

Sedation Dentistry Allows You to Receive Dental Treatment Even with Dental Anxiety
Our dental clinic offers sedation dentistry options to help patients in London, Ontario receive the dental care they need and deserve.
Dental Anxiety is Common - You're Not Alone
Dental anxiety is common and affects many patients. It is characterized by feelings of fear, unease, and apprehension before and during dental procedures. Patients with dental anxiety may experience a range of symptoms, including increased heart rate, sweating, and difficulty breathing. This can make it challenging for them to stay calm throughout the procedure, which may cause discomfort for both the patient and the dental team. It’s important for our dental team to recognize these signs of dental anxiety and take steps to provide a supportive and understanding environment for our patients. This may include discussing fears and concerns together, using relaxation techniques, and offering sedation options when appropriate. By addressing dental anxiety in a compassionate and proactive manner, we can help patients feel more comfortable and confident throughout the entire procedure.
What Is Dental Sedation?
Dental sedation is the use of medication to help patients relax and remain calm during dental procedures. There are different types of sedation medication, which can be administered in different forms such as oral sedatives, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), or intravenous sedation (IV sedation). Each type can provide a different level of sedation as well, which will depend on the level of anxiety you experience. The goal of sedation dentistry in London, Ontario is to provide a more relaxed and comfortable environment for patients who are anxious and uneasy.

Our Dental Office Offers Nitrous Oxide to Anxious Patients

Nitrous oxide is also referred to as laughing gas because patients may report feeling “giddy” while they receive this form of sedation. Here are a few reasons why this sedation option is beneficial:

Conscious Sedation

This form of sedation allows you to remain awake throughout your procedure.

Safe for Children

Nitrous oxide acts as a mild sedative and is safe for children who feel anxious or experience stress during their dental appointments.


This type of sedation is non-invasive, meaning it's administered through a small mask rather than intravenously.

Quick Recovery

There is no recovery time following nitrous oxide treatment. Once the mask is removed you'll feel back to normal in no time and be able to return to your daily schedule.

Whether You Experience Mild to Moderate Anxiety, We Provide Sedation For An Anxiety-Free Appointment

Prior to your appointment, particularly if it’s your first appointment at our dental centre, let us know if you experience dental anxiety and we’ll discuss and determine the most effective sedation option for you. Don’t let your dental anxiety prevent you from going to the dentist. No matter the type of procedure you’re coming in for, we have ways to help you manage anxiety to help you feel safe and comfortable.

Dental Cleanings

If sedation is needed for regularly scheduled dental cleanings, that's okay! We can administer nitrous oxide sedation to help patients enter a relaxed state while having their teeth cleaned, which should be done at least twice a year.

Cosmetic Dentistry

If you have dental anxiety, you may feel like you'll never be able to undergo cosmetic procedures to improve your smile, but we can help you realize this isn't true.

Dental Filling

If you have a cavity, you shouldn't wait to visit our dentist in London. We can save your tooth and ensure you are as comfortable as possible throughout the procedure since you'll still be awake and able to answer our questions.

Root Canal Therapy

Patients often see root canals as intimidating, but this doesn't have to be the case. The use of nitrous oxide and local dental anesthesia can make longer procedures more comfortable, painless and less intimidating.

Tooth Extraction

A general tooth extraction can be done with local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. Inhaled nitrous oxide will provide a deep state of relaxation which can help us administer anesthesia and get right to the procedure. Our dental team will also speak to you throughout the procedure so you can stay updated on the progress.

Let Our Family Dental Team Know if You Have Dental Anxiety
Let our dental team know if you experience dental anxiety or have children with dental anxiety. We want to ensure that every patient feels comfortable and at ease during their time with us. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any concerns, and we’ll work with you to make your visit as stress-free as possible. Many patients who experience dental anxiety appreciate the fact that nitrous oxide allows them to remain awake during their appointments so we can continue to speak to them and ask them questions. They can remain aware of what’s going on, find comfort in still being able to communicate and hear voices, but also feel at ease even with the sounds of tools and strange smells surrounding them.

Book an Appointment Today

Schedule an appointment by giving us a call today! We also happily accept new patients and look forward to welcoming you to our dental office centrally located in London, Ontario. Before your appointment, let us know if you are anxious and we’ll discuss the best ways to improve your dental experience.