Select Page

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry offers many people the opportunity to have dental treatments, without the crippling anxiety that often prevents them from visiting the dentist. The good news is that sedation dentistry can be offered for all dental services, from teeth cleaning through to surgical procedures.

At Serenity Smiles Dental our patients’ comfort is our primary concern and we are pleased to offer you sedation dentistry in Epping.

epping sedation dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry offers many people the opportunity to have dental treatments, without the crippling anxiety that often prevents them from visiting the dentist. The good news is that sedation dentistry can be offered for all dental services, from teeth cleaning through to surgical procedures.

At Serenity Smiles Dental our patients’ comfort is our primary concern and we are pleased to offer you sedation dentistry in Epping.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry makes use of medication to induce relaxation during dental treatments. There are different levels of sedation that can be discussed with your dentist prior to treatment.

Your dentist will make a recommendation based on the procedure you will have and the level of anxiety you feel. The different sedation levels include:

Minimal sedation: Under minimal sedation you are relaxed but also awake.

Moderate sedation: Moderate sedation is also known as conscious sedation, and patients in this state often do not remember much of the procedure and can’t speak coherently.

Deep sedation: When you are under deep sedation you are almost unconscious but you can be woken up.

General anaesthesia: When you are administered general anaesthesia you are not conscious during the procedure and will not remember anything.

Who Is Sedation Dentistry For?

Generally sedation dentistry is used by people who have major anxiety about visiting the dentist. These may be people who:

● Struggle to sit still in the chair
● Feel discomfort
● Have very sensitive teeth
● Will need a lot of dental work performed

Sometimes young children need to be sedated but most dentists prefer to administer laughing gas to them.

Sedation Dentistry in Epping

How Is The Medication Administered?

Inhaled sedation makes use of laughing gas or nitrous oxide to induce relaxation. The gas does not last for long but your dentist will manage the amount you receive. Because it is not long lasting you will be able to drive home afterwards.

Your dentist can put you in a state of minimal or moderate sedation using oral sedation. You can expect to be drowsy but you will be awake. It is possible for you to fall asleep during the procedure but someone would be able to wake you up if necessary.

Moderate sedation is also possible through an IV drip. This method works very fast and gives your dentist control over the level of sedation you are under.

General anaesthesia and deep sedation can be induced with medication. In this state it is more difficult to wake you and in most cases, this only happens when the medication wears off.

What Risks Are Involved?

Sedation dentistry is generally safe however all procedures have some element of risk. If you have sleep apnoea or are obese you should discuss potential complications with your dentist. Your dentist will review your medical history and ask you about any medicines you are currently taking.

If the thought of dentistry has given you sleepless nights and you have avoided treatment because of it, we have a solution for you. Contact our practice today to find out more about how you can benefit from sedation dentistry in Epping: (02) 9158 6753

Call Serenity Smiles Today

(02) 9158 6753

location

Conveniently Located in Northern Sydney

payment plants

Payment Plans
Available

new patients dentist epping

We Welcome
New Patients

free parking dental clinic epping

Free Parking
In The Building

Our Location

3/47 Ryde Street, Epping,
Sydney 2121, Australia

E-mail: info@serenitysmilesdental.com.au

Phone:
(02) 9158 6753

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturdays: 9am - 1pm

Emergency hours:
Saturday mornings
Tuesday night until 7 pm
Other days until 6pm

Pin It on Pinterest