What is Sedation Dentistry?

A dental service that allows you to partially or completely relax during your appointment at our office here in Niagara Falls, Ontario.


Who needs Sedation Dentistry?

Kids and Adults who suffer from

  • Dental anxiety
  • Dental fear
  • Sensitive oral nerves
  • Extreme gag reflexes
  • Resistance to typical local anesthetics used in some regular dental appointments
  • Other medical conditions that prohibit non sedative dental appointments.


Avoid Unnecessary Health Challenges

If your condition means that you put off dental checkups or treatments, you could be putting your health at risk. Sedation dentistry can help you.

Fill out the contact form or call us at 289-271-0021 for free, friendly advice.

Levels of Relaxation

Depending on your specific condition and assuming you need something to relax for the appointment, there are two options for you:

1. General Anesthesia: For the most fearful, orally sensitive, have medical conditions and a lot of kids under age 12.

In general anesthesia, you would be fully asleep during your appointment.

A dedicated team of specialists are there to help you through the whole process. 

When you wake, your appointment would be all done.

We generally ask that you have someone to help you get home.

2. Oral Conscious Sedation: For those that require a level of relaxation greater than available at most dental appointments but not need full sleep.

Oral concious sedation is achieved through a pill.  It is not a general anestethic and you wouldn’t be fully asleep. Instead, you would achieve a lower level of conciousness that provides greater relaxation and comfort during your appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the Benefits?

  • Comfort-bringing experience allowing patients to relax.
  • Facilitates fast and efficient dental treatments
  • Prevents putting oral health at risk when dental issues are ignored.
  • Prevents any future extensive dental procedures.

I always had anxiety about going to the Dentist, until I started going to Dr Tortorella, everyone at the office is so nice and they do everything they can to make sure I’m comfortable.

Stacey Markos

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Yes sedation dentistry is safe for most people, however, there are risk factors. Please consult with us if you want to explore these options for any specific risk factors.

The best, the best, the best! They always make my daughter feel so comfortable. From her first visit at 3 years old to now she has never been scared of a visit to the dentist. She actually gets excited! I love the the text reminders too.

Kim Dunk

Great atmosphere. The staff are caring and always make sure you feel welcome and comfortable. Very helpful & informative. Would highly recommend for a family dentistry!

Megan Viney

How do I know if it’s right for me?

Simply fill out the contact form or call us at 289-271-0021 for free, friendly advice. We especially cater to the dentally anxious and will walk through the entire treatment.

Very friendly and compassionate. I have off the chart dental anxiety and they make me feel at ease

Jeff K

Dr. Tortorella was excellent and his staff was fantastic. They were great with our young and relatively shy child and wonderful to deal with overall.

Jason S

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