It is common to feel anxious about dental visits. Some people might rather postpone appointments for longer than they should due to the fear of dental procedures.
Avoiding treatment could be putting your oral health at risk. Dental conditions and oral diseases often only become painful until they progress into advanced stages.
Let us help you with the dental treatment you need to maintain health and stay relaxed.
While we look after your smile, we offer both oral sedation dentistry and IV sedation dentistry, making it possible for every patient to have a comfortable and stress-free experience.
Looking After Anxious Patients
Our kind and reassuring team help our patients feel at ease. Our dentists are gentle and empathetic too, making our patients feel more comfortable.
Some patients require assistance to relax, which is why we offer sedation dentistry at our Hulme Court dental clinic.
Oral sedation Dentistry
Oral sedation dentistry utilises prescription medication to induce relaxation and reduce anxiety. Your dentist will review your medical history to rule out any pharmaceutical interactions and conditions to ensure your safety.
You will be advised to take your pre-medication appropriately one hour prior to your procedure. As you relax, we will monitor your vital signs for a safe and worry-free experience.
Many patients report little to no memory of their treatment, though they remain conscious and able to respond to our staff.
IV Sedation (Intravenous Sedation)
For patients who require a deeper relaxation, IV sedation allows us to control the level of sedation.
Patients with extreme anxiety or undergoing lengthy procedures such as smile make-overs, implant and bone grafting procedure or full mouth reconstruction, IV sedation works best because it is longer lasting.
Both types of sedation require you to have a trusted family member drive you home from your dental appointment, as you will still feel groggy afterwards. It is best to relax at home for the rest of the day.
Who Benefits from Sedation Dentistry?
In addition to alleviating fear and stress, sedation dentistry also makes it possible for patients with a strong gag reflex to have their treatment without discomfort or embarrassment.
Some patients have difficulty feeling completely numb. Stress responses can interfere with the effectiveness of the anaesthetic or cause it to wear off to quickly. Sedation dentistry makes it possible for patients to feel completely numb and enjoy a pain-free visit.
Tired of Putting Off Your Smile?
We designed a patient-friendly atmosphere where we invite you to relax while we take care your dental needs. Sedation dentistry will take away your fear and help you get the dental care you need for a healthy, attractive smile.