Concord Dental - Vaughan

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Our clinic offers a range of anesthetic and sedation options to ensure a pain-free and comfortable dental experience. We tailor the sedation or anesthesia method based on your individual treatment plan, personal preferences, and our dental professionals’ recommendations.

Overview of Sedation Types

We categorize sedation into three primary types, each designed to suit different needs. These include local anesthesia for numbing a specific area, conscious sedation for a relaxed yet awake state, and general anesthesia for sleeping through the procedure.

Below is a detailed look at each category:

Local Anesthesia

This familiar approach involves numbing the targeted area of your mouth. After gently preparing the site, we inject a local anesthetic. You might feel some pressure, but there will be no pain.

Conscious Sedation

Conscious sedation, achieved through medications, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), or IV administration, keeps you awake but in a state of deep relaxation. It’s often used in conjunction with local anesthesia.

General Anesthesia/Sleep Dentistry

Under general anesthesia, you’ll be in a deep sleep or near-unconscious state. Many patients don’t recall the procedure afterward. Post-treatment, you’ll remain relaxed and will require someone to drive you home and monitor you for a short period.

Advantages of Dental Sedation Techniques

Dental sedation and sleep dentistry offer valuable solutions to cater to a diverse range of patients, each facing their unique set of challenges.

Here are some key benefits of utilizing sedation in dentistry:

Addressing Dental Phobia

The apprehension associated with dental treatments can often be more daunting than the procedure itself. Dental fear should not be a barrier to necessary care. Whether you experience mild or severe dental anxiety, or if fear hinders your dental visits, we encourage you to discuss it with us. Our team is equipped to assist and make your experience comfortable.

Perception of Time During Procedures

Sedation can be especially beneficial for lengthy dental procedures. It helps you stay relaxed and comfortable, making the time seem to pass quickly. With IV sedation, the procedure may feel like it’s completed in mere moments.

Customization to Meet Individual Needs

Whether you have a sensitive gag reflex, experience chronic restlessness or restless leg syndrome, or find that local anesthetics are ineffective for you, sedation offers a versatile solution. It ensures that dental care is accessible and comfortable for everyone, regardless of their specific needs or conditions.

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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

Dental sedation involves the use of medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. It ranges from mild sedation, where you’re awake but relaxed, to deep sedation, where you’re on the edge of consciousness, or even general anesthesia, where you’re completely unconscious. The method used depends on the patient’s needs and the type of procedure being performed.

Yes, when administered by a trained professional, dental sedation is generally safe. However, as with any medical procedure, there are risks involved. Your dentist will assess your medical history and current health to determine the safest sedation option for you.

It depends on the type of sedation. For mild sedation, you may be able to drive yourself home. However, for moderate to deep sedation or general anesthesia, you will need someone else to drive you as you will not be fully alert for several hours after the procedure.

Dental sedation is intended to make you more comfortable and reduce anxiety during dental procedures. While it significantly lowers pain perception, local anesthesia may also be used in conjunction to ensure a pain-free experience.

The duration of sedation effects varies depending on the type of sedative used. Mild sedatives wear off relatively quickly, while stronger sedation or general anesthesia may have effects that last for a few hours. Your dentist will provide specific guidelines based on the type of sedation used.

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    Gagan K
    1 week ago
    Very friendly staff, excellent customer service. Would highly recommend this to anyone!!
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    I have been a patient at Concord Dental for the past 30 years. Every visit is like visiting family. Dr. Khan, her team of hygienist and her administrative staff are the best. They are always very friendly and demonstrate patience, caring and understanding. Even though I travel a far distance to the office, I would not change Dr. Khan for a dentist closer to my home. I highly recommended Concord Dental to anyone.....10 out of 10๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ
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    Evan Phelan
    4 months ago
    Concord Dental has an outstanding team. The staff are always friendly and helpful. Dr. Khan is impressive โ€“ she's skilled and makes sure everyone is comfortable and well cared for. Highly recommend them for top-quality dental care!
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    Edith Gruda
    5 months ago
    This is an excellent team ..From the Dentist. Dr. Khan is very competent ,patient and pleasant. The whole experience including the billing was wonderful I highly recommend this clinic
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    susan brown
    1 year ago
    Dr. Khan and the wonderful staff at Concord Dental are in a league of their own. They work with you to give you options on your many dental needs, they put forth an effort at all times to look after any dental and pain issues by finding a solution rather than immediately sending you out to other specialists. Not only does that speak to my comfort level of having a competant and caring dentist. It also assures me that with Concord Dental, I have the BEST in dental care. They are considerate of their patients schedules in booking appointments so when you arrive, there is rarely, if ever, a wait time. My family wouldn't go anywhere else. Its nice to know that when you have a dental problem, you can count on Concord Dental and their staff to help you any way they can. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
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    Gagan K
    1 week ago
    Very friendly staff, excellent customer service. Would highly recommend this to anyone!!
    More
    I have been a patient at Concord Dental for the past 30 years. Every visit is like visiting family. Dr. Khan, her team of hygienist and her administrative staff are the best. They are always very friendly and demonstrate patience, caring and understanding. Even though I travel a far distance to the office, I would not change Dr. Khan for a dentist closer to my home. I highly recommended Concord Dental to anyone.....10 out of 10๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ
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    Evan Phelan
    4 months ago
    Concord Dental has an outstanding team. The staff are always friendly and helpful. Dr. Khan is impressive โ€“ she's skilled and makes sure everyone is comfortable and well cared for. Highly recommend them for top-quality dental care!
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    Edith Gruda
    5 months ago
    This is an excellent team ..From the Dentist. Dr. Khan is very competent ,patient and pleasant. The whole experience including the billing was wonderful I highly recommend this clinic
    More
    susan brown
    1 year ago
    Dr. Khan and the wonderful staff at Concord Dental are in a league of their own. They work with you to give you options on your many dental needs, they put forth an effort at all times to look after any dental and pain issues by finding a solution rather than immediately sending you out to other specialists. Not only does that speak to my comfort level of having a competant and caring dentist. It also assures me that with Concord Dental, I have the BEST in dental care. They are considerate of their patients schedules in booking appointments so when you arrive, there is rarely, if ever, a wait time. My family wouldn't go anywhere else. Its nice to know that when you have a dental problem, you can count on Concord Dental and their staff to help you any way they can. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
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