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Sedation Dentistry

Oral sedation dentistry is a common technique used to help ease patients’ fears. The technique is simple and requires no needles. The medications create such a comfortable experience that most patients do not remember the visit; it is as if they slept through the treatment. In reality, oral sedation dentistry maintains a level of consciousness in the patient for safety and cooperation.


One of the major benefits of sedation dentistry is that people often feel like their dental procedure lasts only a few minutes, when in fact it might have taken hours to perform. Therefore, complex dental procedures such as smile makeovers or extensive rebuilding procedures that normally require multiple visits can often be performed in fewer appointments.

If you are reluctant to change the appearance of your smile because you are afraid or anxious about undergoing long or complicated dental procedures, sedation dentistry can make you feel comfortable during the treatment process and help you achieve a smile you can be proud of.



Sleep dentistry is safe. Our team is trained on how to administer the sedative and how to monitor the effect on you during the procedure. That monitoring is constant and ensures you are not aware of any pain or discomfort. We are able to control the sedation process from start to finish and ensure you are in capable hands the entire time.

One of the questions patients ask us before undergoing any type of sleep dentistry in North York is what will happen after the dental work is completed. Our first step is to begin reversing the effects of the sedation. Our team will gently wake you with the use of fresh oxygen. Many patients feel as if they are waking up from a sound sleep. As the sedation begins to wear off, you will gradually become aware of your surroundings.

It’s normal for patients to feel a little groggy after sedation dentistry. That’s why we want to monitor your condition for 20 to 30 minutes after the procedure. Before you leave our office, we want to confirm that you are aware and alert.

We highly recommend that you have a friend come along for your procedure. That will ensure you don’t have to drive home and will provide a little more time for any residual effects from the sedation to subside.

If you have never used sedation for a dental procedure before, our team will be happy to walk through the process with you and answer any questions that are on your mind. Our goal is to ensure every patient understands what is involved with their treatment, how they can prepare, and what to expect afterwards.

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Dear Smile Centre Family,

The recent Ontario government announcement declaring a state of emergency and issuing of a new stay-at-home order has caused some uncertainty. We wanted to let you know that all of our Smile Centre locations are still OPEN.

As dental professionals we have been classified as an essential part of healthcare and will continue to provide both preventive, restorative, and emergency treatment. We will not be providing some elective services such as teeth whitening at this time.

We are grateful to remain open as we know how important it is to stay on top of dental issues before they become major problems. Good oral health is directly related to good overall health. Please know that we are doing everything we can to ensure that we go above and beyond all of the recommended safety protocols to keep you, your loved ones, and our team healthy and safe. That is, and always will be our highest priority. Our strict protocols include: Advanced pre screening, using Hepa air filters, wearing advanced PPE, and limiting the number of people in the office by making virtual consultations available. Our offices have always prided ourselves on being experts when it comes to asepsis and sterilizations protocols and it should be noted that there has been no evidence of COVID spread related to dental offices at this time.

Should you have any questions, or wish to postpone or delay any upcoming appointments, please feel free to reach out. We completely understand that not everyone is comfortable receiving dental treatment at this time and we will do our best to accommodate all of your needs while making sure that you feel safe.

Continuing to follow our enhanced safety guidelines, that we have had in place since June, will help to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for everyone.  Underneath these layers of extra protection, rest assured that we are still the same, caring, attentive providers we have always been!

Thank You for your trust during these uncertain times,

Your Smile Centre