Anxious Patients

Our caring dentists will make you feel as comfortable as possible at every appointment. To help ease your anxiety, we offer sedation services including laughing gas and oral sedation to the Victoria Park community.


Nervous About the Dentist?

We understand that a trip to the dentist may cause anxiety in some people. Our goal is to help alleviate some of that anxiety so that it doesn't prevent you from visiting our dentists to help you maintain your best oral health. At Van Horne Dental we do our best to offer you a warm, inviting environment for your entire family to have a positive dental experience.

If you're typically nervous about visiting the dentist, please let our reception team know when you're booking your first dental appointment.

Our staff has been helping nervous patients with their dental anxiety for years, and will do everything they can to ensure that you feel comfortable throughout your appointment.

In each of our exam rooms, you may listen to relaxing music throughout your appointment.

For the majority of our anxious patients, these 'distractions' help them focus on other things and ultimately, make their dental experience less frightening.

Anxious Patient, Victoria Park Dentist


Understand Your Procedure

Our entire dental team will take the time to explain details for all of your dental procedures before they begin, so you will have a solid understanding of the treatment we are recommending.

We welcome your questions and we encourage you to ask as many questions as you want, until you are fully comfortable to proceed with your appointment.

Prior to your appointment, we may discuss some signals that you can give to our dentists to communicate that you need a break or would like to stop at any time during your visit.

Sedation Options

For our most nervous patients, we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help relax them during their treatment. 

Should you feel that you may require nitrous oxide during your appointment, we will review all the pros and cons with you and plan your treatment accordingly. 


If you feel nervous about visiting the dentist, we welcome you to contact us at Van Horne Dental, conveniently located on Victoria Park Ave near Scarborough.

From Our Team

  • At Van Horne Dental, we provide a variety of treatment options to meet the unique needs of all our North York patients.
    - Your Van Horne Dental Team

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