Does the thought of having your teeth cleaned make your entire body tense with fear? Would you rather endure the agony of a toothache than step foot in a dentist’s office? You’re not alone. A lot of people are so phobic about going to the dentist that they prefer not to have any treatment.
For people who avoid dentists like the plague, sedation dentistry may take away some of their anxiety. Sedation can be used for everything from invasive procedures to a simple tooth cleaning. How it’s used depends on the severity of the fear.
Is IV Sedation the same as General Anaesthesia?
With I.V. sedation you are getting an intravenous drug that causes a short term relaxation & partial tranqulization. General Anaesthia creates deep unconsciousness & inability to feel pain. In general,I.V sedation is much safer than General Anaesthesia. Undergoing sedation dentistry eliminates the anxiety many experience regarding dental treatments. Under the care and experience of Hills Dental Care you are placed in a dream-like state, allowing our dentist to perform even the most complex treatments.
Are You Afraid of Going To The Dentist?
With IV Sedation Dentistry at Hills Dental Care, you’ll never be afraid to visit the dentist again!
Intravenous sedation/conscious sedation is deeper, more reliable and controllable, and easily adjusted to each individual patient. This is in contrast to other typical dental office agents like Pain Free Gas (laughing gas) or pills (oral sedation) that only provide lighter levels of relaxation.
You will be sedated just enough to be unaware of the treatment. When the procedure is completed, you’ll have little or no memory of what was accomplished. It works, and has worked for countless patients who used to be apprehensive of going to the dentist.
Because sedation is safe and predictable, we can use it to perform any dental treatment like extraction of all teeth including wisdom teeth, restoring sore gums to good health, fixing chipped teeth, doing multiple fillings in one sitting, root canals, and replacing crowns or dentures.
Not all dentists can provide IV sedation. The Australian Dental Association only issues permits to trained dentists who have met the requirements of special training in advanced cardiac life support, EKG, pulse oximeter and blood pressure monitoring.
At Hills Dental Care intravenous sedation is conducted by the most experienced anaesthetists who currently hold lecturing roles in various institutions.
So, don’t let fear keep you from having a healthy, beautiful smile. Discover Hills Dental Care’s soothing, comfortable approach to dental care today!
Who is a candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
- Are fearful of visiting the dentist
- Have suffered traumatic dental experiences
- Have difficulty getting numb
- Have a strong gag reflex
- Have very sensitive teeth
- Need multiple procedures and have complex dental problems
- Have busy schedules and limited time to complete dental care
- Hate needles and shots
- Hate the noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care
Q. Will I feel any pain
A. You will feel no pain and have little to no memory of your treatment
Q. Will I be monitored?
A. Yes, a specialist doctor is always with you and your vital signs are monitored during the entire visit.
Q. Will someone need to accompany me?
A. Yes, due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you home after treatment and discuss with our dentist the post-operative information.