Wellington Dentistry - London

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Administered safely and professionally, nitrous oxide is an effective solution for managing your dental anxiety and making dental treatment a more pleasant experience.
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Manage Your Dental Anxiety With Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is a 100% safe and effective method for managing pain and easing dental anxiety during treatment for both kids and adults. Also known as laughing gas, this colorless odorless gas is used to induce mild sedation that wears off quickly, so you can get back to your day after your appointment.

Contrary to popular belief, nitrous oxide does not put patients to sleep, but rather eases them into a relaxed state. In this state, sensitivity to pain is greatly reduced, as is the gag reflex and extreme anxiety.

The benefits of dental sedation

Sedation and sleep dentistry are useful options that help us serve patients from all walks of life with many different challenges to overcome. Some of the benefits of sedation dentistry are as follows:

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Sometimes the fear and worry can feel worse than the treatment itself. Dental anxiety shouldn’t stand between you and the dental treatment you need. If you have mild or extreme dental anxiety or fear is keeping you from seeking dental treatment, please speak up! We can help.

Make Time Fly By

For long procedures that leave you sitting in the chair with your mouth wide open for a long time, sedation will keep you relaxed and comfortable. Your procedure will be over before you know it. If you require IV sedation, it will feel like an instant has passed.

Tailored for Your Personal Needs

Do you have a sensitive gag reflex? Chronic restlessness or restless leg syndrome? Does local freezing just not work for you? Sedation is really helpful in many different cases, ensuring that treatment is available to everyone.

What Happens During Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

Anesthetic and sedation options are available to prevent you from feeling pain and discomfort during your dental procedure. There are several methods available and several may be combined to give you complete coverage. The type of sedation or anesthesia used will depend on your personalized treatment plan, your personal needs and the expert opinion of your dentist or specialist.

Discussion

Before moving forward with nitrous oxide treatment, your doctor will discuss your medical history with you to determine if nitrous is a safe option. There are a few reasons why nitrous oxide treatment may not be the best idea for you. Avoid nitrous oxide if the following conditions apply to you:

  • You’re in the first trimester of pregnancy
  • You experience respiratory problems
  • You have a vitamin B-12 deficiency
  • You have a history of substance abuse
  • You suffer from mental illness

Quick & Efficient

Once your doctor has determined that nitrous oxide is right for you, they will begin the treatment. The administration of nitrous is simple; the doctor places the mask snuggly over your nose and mouth and asks you to breathe and relax.

One reason nitrous oxide is such a popular option is how quickly the effects wear off. After treatment, the doctor will administer at least 5 minutes of 100% oxygen to ensure that the nitrous has been exhaled from your system.

 

Aftercare

Your face may still feel numb if a numbing medication was also used, but the relaxation effects of the nitrous oxide will be gone after the mask is removed. Once you’ve finished your dental treatment, you can safely return to work and eat.

The Cost of Sedation in London

The cost of nitrous oxide treatment will vary depending on your insurance coverage. The good news is, many insurance plans fully cover this procedure. With most plans, expect to pay anywhere from $0 to $80 and up. Without insurance, you can expect to pay $1500 or more.

We suggest contacting your insurance provider to get a quote before visiting our dental clinic.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Rest assured that we talk to each and every one of our patients to understand their medical history to decide if sedation dentistry is the right option for you.

Sedation will make you feel drowsy and relaxed pretty quickly. Some people report feeling a mild tingly sensation. You may also experience mild amnesia afterwards and may not remember anything from the procedure.

Most sedation dentistry options don’t actually involve patients being put to sleep. Rather sedation dentistry allows patients to feel extremely relaxed. You may not even remember any of the procedure once it’s over.

When sedation is involved we always stress the importance of having a friend or family member drive you home and keep you company. It’s important to let the sedation wear off completely and give your body a rest before returning to your regular routine.

If you’ve been sedated for your dental procedure we would advise you to take the day off to recover. A good rule of thumb is to set aside 24-hours before returning to your regular routine. The time it takes for any drowsiness to pass will depend on what kind of sedation you receive but may be somewhere between 2 to 8 hours.

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Ahed Mustafa
2 weeks ago
I took my daughter here after she endured pains from a previous bad dental experience and treatment, however wellington dental was a wonderful experience. Dr. Ahmed was phenomenal. Staff were very nice and sweet as well. I would totally recommend it if you are experiencing any dental issues or pains. The patient care was great, and there was payment options as well, to make it easier.
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Tim Paiva
1 month ago
Called on Sunday as I was in a lot of pain the pass 24hours. They were able to get me in a couple hours after I called. Had 2 teeth extracted. It was so quick, very friendly and professional. I will be moving here as a client bc the experience the dentist over 30 years and it showed. Way better then my current dentist.
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Amer Bitar
2 months ago
It is definitely the best dental clinic with all the experienced dentists and the real care they offer. It was recommended for me and a drove all the way from Mississauga. And I am referring them to all my family members and friends. They use the most reliable and efficient methods and dental materials with the most advanced dental equipments. I wished I knew them earlier.
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Gula Othman
3 months ago
I had the best experience with Dr Ahmed, he is so honest with his work and im so grateful to found a clinic i can trust. He just finished a root canal for me which i was so nervous about and he did wonderful job!! The staff there are amazing too very friendly and welcoming thank you wellington team!!!!
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Lolo Lolo
4 months ago
It was more than wonderful to have the opportunity to go to this clinic and deal with the staff. They are very nice and helpful. The place is very clean and comfortable. And most importantly of all, the doctor dealt with solving my dental problem. Dr. Ahmed Darwish was able to provide a very comfortable and quick treatment method that made me regain my confidence in my smile, Good luck.
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Ahed Mustafa
2 weeks ago
I took my daughter here after she endured pains from a previous bad dental experience and treatment, however wellington dental was a wonderful experience. Dr. Ahmed was phenomenal. Staff were very nice and sweet as well. I would totally recommend it if you are experiencing any dental issues or pains. The patient care was great, and there was payment options as well, to make it easier.
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Tim Paiva
1 month ago
Called on Sunday as I was in a lot of pain the pass 24hours. They were able to get me in a couple hours after I called. Had 2 teeth extracted. It was so quick, very friendly and professional. I will be moving here as a client bc the experience the dentist over 30 years and it showed. Way better then my current dentist.
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Amer Bitar
2 months ago
It is definitely the best dental clinic with all the experienced dentists and the real care they offer. It was recommended for me and a drove all the way from Mississauga. And I am referring them to all my family members and friends. They use the most reliable and efficient methods and dental materials with the most advanced dental equipments. I wished I knew them earlier.
More
Gula Othman
3 months ago
I had the best experience with Dr Ahmed, he is so honest with his work and im so grateful to found a clinic i can trust. He just finished a root canal for me which i was so nervous about and he did wonderful job!! The staff there are amazing too very friendly and welcoming thank you wellington team!!!!
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Lolo Lolo
4 months ago
It was more than wonderful to have the opportunity to go to this clinic and deal with the staff. They are very nice and helpful. The place is very clean and comfortable. And most importantly of all, the doctor dealt with solving my dental problem. Dr. Ahmed Darwish was able to provide a very comfortable and quick treatment method that made me regain my confidence in my smile, Good luck.
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