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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 help our patients 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

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 moderate 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, or "twilight," is provided in a specialized clinic or hospital. It is administered intravenously, 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 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 consider the patient’s health history and ask about any medications they are taking. After our dentists are satisfied, they will make the recommendations.

  • Eating or drinking anything before your dental appointment is generally not recommended. 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.

Years in Practice and Our Level of Expertise

At Sherwood Family Dental Clinic, we take pride in our extensive experience and expertise in providing exceptional dental care to the Victoria community. With over 25 years of dedicated practice, our dental team has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and skills to deliver top-notch oral health services. Our commitment to excellence and continuous learning has allowed us to stay at the forefront of modern dentistry, ensuring that our patients receive the best possible care.


When you choose Sherwood Family Dental Clinic as your dental care provider, you benefit from:


  • Years of experience: Our dental professionals collectively possess over 25 years of hands-on experience in diagnosing, treating, and managing various dental conditions. This extensive background equips us to handle a wide range of dental needs, from routine check-ups to complex restorative procedures.

  • Advanced training: We prioritize staying updated with the latest dental technology and technological advancements. Our ongoing training and education ensure we provide the most effective and innovative solutions for your oral health concerns.

  • Comprehensive services: With our years of practice, we've developed a comprehensive suite of dental services to cater to the diverse needs of our patients. From general dentistry to specialized treatments like oral surgery and pediatric dentistry, we offer a wide range of services under one roof.

  • Patient-centered care: Our commitment to patient satisfaction and comfort has been a cornerstone of our practice since day one. We take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and create personalized treatment plans that prioritize your unique needs and preferences.

  • Long-lasting relationships: We'veT served generations of families in Victoria over the years. Many of our patients have been with us for a significant part of our journey, and we value the long-lasting relationships we've built. Your trust in us is the highest compliment we can receive.

Please visit our about us page to learn more about our practice and the exceptional team behind Sherwood Family Dental Clinic. We look forward to providing you and your family with the same high-quality dental care that has been our hallmark for over two decades.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sedation Dentistry in Victoria

At Sherwood Family Dental Clinic, we understand that you may have questions about sedation dentistry and how it can benefit you during dental procedures. Here are some commonly asked questions to provide you with more information. If you have additional inquiries or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us directly.

  • How Often Should I Get My Teeth Cleaned?
    We recommend that our patients have their teeth cleaned every six months. But it can differ based on your dental condition and needs. People with gum disease should ideally come in for a teeth cleaning session every three to four months. Our dentists and dental hygienists in Victoria will suggest an ideal teeth-cleaning plan for you and your family based on your specific requirements.
  • At What Age Should I Take My Child to the Dentist?
    We believe it is important to introduce children to a positive dental experience at an early age. That’s why we recommend parents bring their children for their first dentist appointment within six months of the appearance of their first tooth. We offer safe and reliable pediatric dentistry to ensure your child has a positive and fun experience at our clinic while helping them understand the importance of following good dental habits.
  • Do You Offer Options for Sedation?
    It's absolutely normal and common for people of all ages to have a fair amount of anxiety when it comes to dentist visits. Based on your medical history and individual needs, our dentists can provide sedation options like oral sedation, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation to help you relax during your dental procedure.
  • What Is the Difference Between Restorative Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry?
    Cosmetic dentistry deals with improving your smile and the basic appearance of your teeth. In contrast, restorative dentistry works on fixing structural problems such as damaged or missing teeth using devices such as dentures, crowns, bridges, onlays, inlays, and dental implants to restore your teeth, align your bite, and improve their function. A cosmetic dentist is basically a restorative dentist who is trained extensively in the concepts of smile design and has studied the use of dental materials to give you the best possible smile.

Please contact us if you have additional questions or concerns about sedation dentistry. Your comfort and dental health are our top priorities, and we're here to provide the information and support you need.

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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