We realise the perception that many people have when it comes to going to the dentist. It is one of the most common phobias in the world, especially amongst children. The mind often plays tricks on you before you head over to your local dentist’s office, making it seem worse than it is.
Coorparoo Dentists is a full-service provider of dental needs to citizens of Coorparoo and the Brisbane area. Our personal touch is what sets us apart. We understand the anxiety that our patients have, but we also know how to calm your nerves during your visit to ensure your oral health.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Dental sedation refers to the numerous techniques that dental professionals use to calm their patient’s nerves during examinations and operations. Sedation techniques have been around since the beginning of human civilisation but have significantly evolved.
Today, dentists have more dental treatment options at their disposal than at any point in history. Modern techniques can cater to the form of anxiety that you have.
Many patients confuse sedation with pain relief methods. Numbing agents are separate from sedatives.
Sedation agents help relax nerves. They have nothing to do with relieving pain or discomfort. Therefore, sedation is more about assisting your mental state rather than your physical condition. After undergoing sedation, you may not remember the procedure at all. This effect changes your perception of the dentist and allows you to sit through a lengthy operation.
A third type of sedation called Intravenous or Twilight sedation is also available which involves the use of an intravenous sedative to calm you down while the procedure is being done. Give us a call to discuss.
Types of Sedation
There are various types of sedation your dentist may. Firstly, there’s happy gas. This gas is professionally known as nitrous oxide. It is the least intense form of dental sedation in that you will remain conscious during the procedure. The calming effect of the gas combined with the procedure area’s numbness will make you feel relaxed.
Another sedation type your dentist may use is oral sedatives. This technique works wonders for nervous patients as the calming effect with this method is extreme. Your dentist will advise you to see your GP for this . You would be required to take a pill a day before your procedure and an hour before the procedure in most cases. Even better, you will have only a vague memory of the surgery, reducing the traumatic aspect that many people fear when going to the dentist.
We Can Quell Your Dental Anxiety
We are the leading provider of dental services to the communities of Coorparoo and Brisbane. Our expert staff is knowledgeable about how we can help manage your anxiety during your appointment. We take a patient-friendly approach to our work, helping thousands of Aussies live a healthier life.
Stop worrying about your next dentist visit. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, and we promise to ease your anxiety regarding future dentist visits!