Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You - Wellington Point Dental

A fairly large percentage of people avoid dental treatments for fear of pain. Such people prefer enduring the pain from infection rather than making an appointment with their dentist. If you too fear visiting the dentist because of pain, then you must know that sedation dentistry helps patients in suppressing some pain so you can relax while our amazing dentists in Wellington Point treat you.

Even though the dentists at our clinic are gentle when dealing with their patients, we offer sedation dentistry to those who suffer from anxiety. 

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry uses sedative drugs on patients so they have an anxiety-free and relaxing experience while undergoing treatment. Patients are mostly awake when they are given sedatives and even answer the dentists when questioned. Sedatives can be used for both simple processes, such as teeth cleaning to more complicated procedures like root canal treatment with dental implants.

Common Types of Sedation Dentistry:

Here are the most common types of sedation dentistry:

Nitrous oxide

In this technique, nitrous oxide is given through a mask that is placed over the nose after combining it with oxygen. The gas helps you relax and easily wears off after our caring dentist stops its administration. It is the only form of sedation that lets the individuals travel back home the same day without any help.

Oral Sedatives 

Oral sedation is done in the form of pills that are given to the patient at least an hour before the dental treatment. Patients who are given this form of sedation are completely awake and in control of their body parts, but they will be quite relaxed throughout the treatment process. Our experienced dentists in Wellington Point will review your medical history to ensure the sedative is safe for you. He will also explain what you must expect after you take the sedatives. Most of the patients don’t have memory post their treatment. Someone must accompany you home after your dental treatment through oral sedatives because it takes some time to wear off.

Who Needs the Sedation Dentistry?

Some people may voluntarily opt for sedation dentistry, while there may be others whom the dentist may approve of sedation dentistry. If you have one of these mentioned reasons, then you would require sedation:

  • If you have a general anxiety disorder, especially the fear of pain in dental treatments
  • If you have a phobia of any dental treatments
  • If you have a small mouth which usually gets sore when performing dental treatments
  • If you are resistant to local anesthesia
  • If you have especially sensitive oral nerves

Our compassionate dentists in Wellington Point will make sure that you go through the dental treatment comfortably. If you are looking forward to any oral health treatments, then you can get in touch with us at the address below:

Address- 7/391 Main Road, Wellington Point, Qld 4160, Australia

Phone- 3207 3911

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