Experience comfort and relaxation during your procedure with sleep dentistry.
One of the most common reasons people avoid visiting the dentist for regular checkups is a combination of fear and dental anxiety. At Sherwood Family Dental, we understand you might feel anxious or scared of undergoing dental procedures and that’s why we offer dental sedation in Victoria, which allows for an anxiety-free dental experience. Other reasons why dental sedation might be a good choice for you is if:
Among the types of sedation we offer are:
Prior to your treatment, a dose of medication will be taken orally that will help dull the senses and provide a moderate state of sedation. This means that you won’t be able to remember the pain, smells or noises from the procedure. The drugs we use for oral sedation include:
IV sedation is administered via an intravenous line, meaning the effects of the sedation will be felt immediately. Those who have received IV sedation previously have said it feels as if they slept through the entire procedure. Sherwood Family Dental strongly recommends bringing a designated driver with you to drive you home following the procedure, as it is likely you will feel a bit groggy and sleepy once the IV sedative is removed.
Oftentimes referred to as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is applied through a nose mask throughout the duration of your procedure. Many patients who have received nitrous oxide during treatment report that it provides a sense of well-being, relaxation and comfort.
If you’re feeling fearful of visiting the dentist and would like to inquire about dental sedation in Victoria, please call today or visit our office. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and help alleviate your fear.