Sedation Dentistry for Anxious Patients
For many people, dental procedures can be anxiety-inducing. Whether it’s a simple dental filling or a more invasive treatment like tooth extraction, dental sedation in Sydney may be a viable option to help keep you calm and relaxed throughout the procedure. Our sedation dentistry clinic can provide this help.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Moderate dental sedation helps you feel more relaxed during a dental procedure.
Depending on the dental sedation service you are recommended at our clinic, you may remain conscious of your environment but feel carefree–or you might feel so relaxed you fall asleep.
It’s a viable option for patients with a lot of anxiety at the dental clinic, or for more invasive or lengthy in-chair treatments such as impacted wisdom tooth removal.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
- You’ll feel comfortable during your dental procedure.
Dental sedation in Australia eases anxieties and phobias around dental procedures.
- Reduce your gag reflex.
We all have a common reflex to dislodge objects that get in our throats and prevent choking. However, sometimes our dentists will need to work on something towards the back of a patient’s mouth, which will trigger it. The involuntary reaction can be dangerous, leading to damage depending on what the dentist is currently doing. Through sedation dentistry, gag reflex through a procedure is no longer an issue.
- It makes it easier for dentists to work during a procedure.
Sedation helps dentists too, giving us the assurance that you’re comfortable and won’t squirm through the procedure. This makes the procedure safer, faster and more efficient.
- Combined with an anesthetic, all pain and stress are removed
It is possible to undergo dental procedures without sedation. Local anaesthesia numbs the pain for many procedures but patients without sedation can still feel the movement and pressure from the tools which can still be distressing. Combined with a sedative, patients are able to be both pain and worry-free.
Sedation Dentistry Services
There are different levels and types of sedation dentistry in Sydney. The sedation you will be recommended will depend on your needs. You can learn more at a consultation at our clinic in a talk about your treatment. The most important factors that our dentists will consider include the length and complexity of your procedure, anxiety level, personal preferences, and medical history.
All our treatments are available to pay for through interest-free payment plans.
Also known as ‘pill sedation’. In this type of sedation, patients take a sedative as a pill or liquid in the lead-up to the appointment. It usually takes 10 minutes to take effect.Read more
Intravenous Sedation (IV)
Also known as ‘sleep dentistry’, IV sedation doesn’t quite always put you to sleep but makes you feel like you are in a calm, aware and dream-like state. You’re able to still follow the dentist’s instructions but with a feeling of relaxation that is quite intense.Read more