Have you ever been afraid of going to the dentist? If yes, you are not alone. Dental anxiety is real, and those who have it are often stressed by the thought of visiting the dentist. In such cases, dental sedation works as the ideal option. Sedation dentistry is the procedure in which the patient is completely unaware of the pain and discomfort happening during the procedure. Our dentist will give you medication to help you relax during your dental procedure. Deep sedation is a great option for people who have severe dental anxiety or those who can’t handle the idea of undergoing a dental procedure. In Victoria, Sherwood Family Dental Clinic deploys an array of dental sedation options that work on different intensities depending upon the patient’s anxiety level.
In case you want to know more about the procedure, give us a call today.
For patients who experience dental anxiety when visiting the dentist, sedation dentistry can be incredibly productive in assisting with their dental procedures. We provide sedation dentistry services at Sherwood Family Dental Clinic in Victoria to assist our patients to have a stress-free dental experience. While anxiety is the major reason for dental sedation, there are a variety of other reasons that dental sedation may be a viable option for you, such as:
Discomfort while sitting in a dental chair
Longer dental appointments
Tendency to gag during dental visits
Trouble getting local anesthetic
We provide a variety of sedative options, including:
A dose of medication will be administered orally before your treatment to help numb the senses and induce a moderate level of drowsiness. This implies you won't recall the procedure's discomfort, smells, or sounds. We use the following drugs for sedation:
Sometimes known as laughing gas, Nitrous Oxide is administered through a nose mask for the length of the surgery. Many patients who have gotten nitrous oxide during therapy say it makes them feel better, relaxes them, and makes them feel more comfortable. You can safely drive home after this sedative treatment because it wears off fast.
IV sedation, also called "twilight," is provided in a specialized clinic or hospital. It is administered through an intravenous line, so the sedative effects are immediate. Those who have had IV sedation before say that it makes them feel as if they slept through the treatment. Because you will most likely feel foggy and tired once the IV sedative is removed, Sherwood Family Dental Clinic highly advises that you have a driver who can drive you home after the procedure.
If your fear is preventing you from maintaining good oral hygiene, give us a call or stop by our office. Make an appointment with one of our dentists right away.