Dental sedation: how does it curb dental anxiety?

If the thought of visiting a dentist makes you feel anxious in any way, you may wish to consider sedation dentistry. Designed to let you undergo your dental treatment without pain or discomfort, sedation dentistry provides a safe and effective method for that stress-free dental visit you’ve been hoping for.

Using a variety of medication, sedation dentistry can help you achieve a finely balanced state of sedation – just enough to be unaware of the treatment so that you experience none of the pain or anxiety. It’s almost as if you were taking a short nap.

You will have little to no memory of the dental procedure after it’s all over, waking up to find the health and beauty of your smile restored or rejuvenated.

Who is it for?

The dentist typically recommends sedation dentistry for two reasons: to reduce the fear or anxiety of the patient undergoing a treatment or to shorten the number of visits and time involved for a complicated procedure.

Besides the obvious benefits to someone with extreme dental phobia who might otherwise avoid treatment out of fear, sedation dentistry also allows a patient to undergo multiple treatments in one go.

When patients are in a relaxed state, they are more cooperative and compliant. This allows dentists to completely focus on the procedure at hand, which in turn may reduce the number of appointments necessary for the treatment/s in question.

This is especially true of procedures involving nervous patients or young children, who generally take a longer time to treat. Invasive procedures that may otherwise require separate appointments so as to reduce the pain factor – for example, multiple wisdom teeth extractions – may be completed in one sitting with sedation dentistry.

The NSDP way to Pain-free dentistry

At North Sydney Dental Practice, our dentists are equipped with the knowledge and skills to administer sedation dentistry using safe and clinically tested methods.

Our sedation options include Happy Gas (Nitrous Oxide), Oral Sedation and IV Sedation. All of the dental sedation options we provide have a long record of proven results. As trained professionals, we will monitor you and your anxiety levels throughout the procedure to ensure that you remain safe and comfortable at all times.

Our dental professionals have helped thousands of patients, both young and old, successfully manage and overcome a variety of dental phobias and anxiety issues. We are committed to providing gentle, pain-free dental treatments to all our patients with a sense of compassion, forbearance and professional ethics.

It should be noted that sedation dentistry is not for everyone. You should discuss the various sedation options with your dentist in order to make an informed choice.

Before you decide on the most appropriate form of Sedation Dentistry, make sure you consult with a professional dentist to determine whether you are a suitable candidate.

To find out more about the Sedation Dentistry services at North Sydney Dental Practice, call02 8074 5320.

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