Here at All Smiles Dental we realise that a trip to the dentist is not anyone’s favourite thing to do so from our living room style reception area to providing sedation we aim to provide you with an experience which you can smile about. Please do not hesitate to let our staff know how we can ensure you have a relaxing visit.
Oral and Intravenous sedation are methods of conscious sedation which facilitate a dental procedure to reduce fear and anxiety related to the experience. This ‘conscious’ sedation additionally helps reduce memory or the sights and smells of the dental office. The effect of sedation allows more dentistry to be completed in fewer appointments as well as allowing complex procedures to be performed in less time. At All Smiles Dental we are able to offer both oral sedation and Intravenous Sedation to make your visit as comfortable as possible.
Sedation dentistry is a term that refers to the use of medications during treatment to put patients into a relaxed state. Sedation dentistry is often used during procedures that require an extensive amount of time in the treatment chair, and sedation is ideal for patients who exhibit dental anxiety.
With sedation dentistry in the general dental clinic setting, patients are not unconscious (such as with a General Anaesthetic, that requires a hospital setting and an anaesthetist), but rather, in a state of relaxation or drowsiness and sometimes in a sleep-like state which means that little is felt or remembered from the dentistry procedure.
The goal of sedation dentistry is not to be ‘asleep’, but to be relaxed and calm throughout your appointment to ensure a positive overall experience. With current sedation options available, there is no need to fear dental appointments or treatment, and our aim is to make each and every visit for you as comfortable as possible. After all, the more relaxed you are, the more relaxed we are!!
Depending on the extent of the anxiety or the difficulty of the procedure being performed, varying degrees of dental sedation can be utilised, including conscious sedation with sedatives, inhalation nitrous oxide sedation, and intravenous (IV) sedation.
These sedation dentistry techniques enable us to help patients who might otherwise avoid the dentist to receive dental treatment necessary for a healthy smile.
While sedation dentistry is not for everyone, it may be the answer you’ve been seeking for yourself or a loved one. Sedation dentistry could be right for you if you exhibit any of the following: