Our team will help you overcome your fear and anxiety about dentistry. We understand that dental fear is one of the main reasons some people forego their dental visit. As a result, their oral health is compromised. In our personalised approach, we offer numerous ways to help you in receiving treatment while you remain relaxed and comfortable.
At EK Dental Surgery, we have the answer for your dental fear – Dental Sedation.
What Is Dental Sedation?
Sedation dentistry is the use of sedative medications to make the patient calmer and to help the dentist perform the dental procedure properly. Sedatives can range from tranquilizers to anxiolytics and can be supervised in several ways. Though you will feel sleepy, a dental sedation doesn’t cause you to sleep.
Types of Dental Sedation
Oral conscious sedation – the patient is given oral sedatives, which relieve all of the stress but will remain conscious to follow instructions provided by the dentist. A sedative will be given before you go to bed and another one to be taken the next morning when you awaken. The sedative will make you feel drowsy; thus, it’s advisable not to drive to or from the dental office.
Inhalation Sedation (Nitrous Oxide) – nitrous oxide is called “laughing gas” because the effect is the feeling of happiness. This is a popular sedation with dental professionals as it only takes 5 minutes to feel the effect, and the patient can quickly recover from it. Nitrous oxide can be used for the exact time span just when the sedation is needed.
Intravenous Sedation – also known as IV sedation, the drug is administered through an injection to make you feel like you’re sleeping. You remain conscious and will be able to follow the instructions of your dentist. But since the relaxation is so intense, you may forget much about the procedure.
Local Anaesthetic – blocks the nerve impulses to the area that needs treatment. Your dentist may apply an anaesthetic gel or spray before administering the anaesthetic injection. Under local anaesthesia, you are fully awake but the treatment feels painless.
General Anaesthetic – this is applied to facilitate oral surgery and is suitable for patients who are not qualified for sedatives. This type of anaesthesia leads you to a state of unconsciousness and the effect may last for a couple of hours after completing the procedure.
How Dental Sedation Overcomes Dental Fear
It ensures that you have a relaxed and pain-free dental experience
Makes you more comfortable and confident in visiting the dentist
You will no longer feel apprehensive and scared about seeing your dentist and undergoing dental procedures
They are commonly used for lengthy procedures or multiple treatments
They work for an extended time, making you lose track of memory of the treatment
Help ensure a better dental experience for you
Dental Sedation Options in Glen Waverley
No need to put off your dental care because of fear and anxiety. Dentistry is an important part of your life and health. Improving your oral health also means improving your overall health and increasing the quality of your life. If you are not comfortable with dental visits and treatments, you can talk to us and we will be pleased to make your dental care experience as relaxing and stress-free as possible. For more information about our sedations and anaesthesia, consult your Glen Waverley dentist at EK Dental Surgery today!
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