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If you're someone who experiences dental anxiety, you're not alone. Fear of the dentist is a common issue that affects people of all ages. The good news is that there are ways to overcome this fear and get the dental care you need.

At Sherwood Family Dental Clinic, we understand the importance of providing patients with a comfortable and stress-free environment. That's why we offer sedation dentistry services to help you relax during your dental procedure.

Our sedation dentistry options in Victoria include oral sedation, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation, all of which are safe and effective in reducing anxiety symptoms, like sweating, rapid heartbeat, nausea, and a feeling of panic or dread. Our experienced dental team will work with you to determine which sedation option is best for you based on your individual needs and medical history.

So, if you're looking for a dental clinic that prioritizes your comfort and well-being, look no further than Sherwood Family Dental Clinic. We're committed to providing the highest quality dental care in a relaxed and friendly environment. Call us to learn about our dental services in Victoria and schedule your appointment.

Why Sedation Dentistry?

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 in having 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

The level of sedation depends on the patient's needs and the procedure they are undergoing. To know more, get in touch with us today.


We provide a variety of sedative options, including:

Oral Sedation

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:




Nitrous Oxide

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

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.

Our dentists will explain the process step-by-step, or you can read our blog to learn more about sedation dentistry.


Here is a brief idea about what sedation dentistry entails:

  • Before: Our dentist will take you through the different sedation options during the initial consultation. They will take into account the patient’s health history and ask about any medications they are taking. After our dentists are satisfied, they will make the recommendations.

    It is generally not recommended to eat or drink anything before your dental appointment. It is even possible that a patient will be told to skip blood thinners medications.


  • After: After the surgery is over, your family member will need to drive you home and it is advised to rest while the sedative medication wears off.

One might feel nausea, headaches, and dry mouth after the surgery, which are common and will subside in some time.

Get in Touch

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 to learn about our sedation dentistry options in Victoria. We can also answer questions regarding dental insurance coverage for our services, feel free to contact us today.

No More Dental Anxiety 

We can assist you in overcoming the fear of pain during dental procedures.

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