Sedation Dentistry in Sydney
Anxiety-Free Dental Care
Many people are prevented from getting dental treatment due to fear and anxiety. Sedation dentistry provided at our Sydney clinic is carried out to enable patients to have the dental treatment they need in a stress and anxiety-free way.
What is dental sedation?
Dental sedation is a method of creating a relaxed experience for the patient by administering sedative medicines. While these medicines will not put you to sleep, you can expect to feel drowsy while under sedation.
At Sydney Dental Group, we put your safety and health as our number one priority. This is why you are looked after by a Medical Specialist rather than a dental sedationist. We have developed long term relationships with our Medical Specialists so our sedation fees are usually less than dental sedationist fees. Whatsmore, our IV sedation fee is eligible for a Medicare rebate.
Is dental sedation right for you?
Any person who needs dental treatment but feels anxious or nervous is likely to benefit from sedation dentistry.
If for example you have had a traumatic dental experience in the past and feel nervous about getting back into the dental chair, dental sedation can help Sydney patients overcome their fears. In addition, patients who suffer from medical conditions, or who have a severe gag reflex may also benefit from the physical relaxation provided by sedation.
Our caring dentists offer sedation delivered intravenously. It’s one of the most advanced forms of dental sedation and is often referred to as twilight dentistry.
What is Intravenous (IV) Sedation?
IV sedation is when a sedative is given into a vein and enters the bloodstream. While a patient feels like they are sleeping, they actually remain conscious throughout the procedure and are able to follow requests from their dentist. Any sense of anxiety or fear is replaced with a feeling of deep relaxation and most patients find that they have little recollection of the experience once dental treatment is complete.
The sedative is administered by our experienced Specialist here in Sydney through a thin plastic tube known as a catheter inserted into one of your arms or the back of a hand. Throughout the procedure, your pulse and oxygen levels are carefully monitored, and your blood pressure is checked before and after treatment.
Our Sydney dentist will endeavour to complete as much of the treatment as possible in one appointment.
Once the treatment has finished under sedation, the patient is left to relax for a while before being escorted back home by a friend or relative.
IV sedation is offered at our Sydney clinic at a competitive price and is eligible for a Medicare rebate.
If you have a fear of dentists and want to overcome your dental phobia, then talk to us about sedation dentistry in Sydney to find out more or schedule a consultation, call the Sydney Dental Group on 02 9158 6135.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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