Oral Sedation

We are fully aware of the fact that some people would rather live with a toothache, or ongoing undiagnosed problem, than visit the dentist to rectify the issue in fear of the associated pain. Eastern Creek SmileCo Dental strive to eliminate this anxiety through specialising in pain free dental techniques.

Oral sedation is a common method used to provide a minimal or moderate level of sedation. As the name suggests, patients take the sedative orally, and remain conscious throughout the procedure. However, it is not uncommon for them to fall in and out of sleep, depending on the type of person and dosage. It also has the ability to reduce the patient’s memory of related sights and smells, which helps to ensure their anxieties are not increased with the next visit.

IV Sedation

IV sedation, or Intravenous sedation, involves the administering of a sedative drug via an injection. It is also commonly referred to ‘sleep dentistry’ or ‘twilight dentistry’. Like oral sedation, this technique does not send patients into an unconscious state – rather making them highly relaxed and drowsy.

Happy Gas

‘Happy’ or ‘laughing’ gas, is another common method of reducing the pain and anxieties associated with various dental treatments. The sedation gas is given to the patient through a nosepiece, which sits on their nose throughout the procedure. Feelings of tiredness, relaxation, warmth and tingling are common, with the patient remaining conscious throughout. It is also not uncommon for the person to be very forgetful, which is particularly beneficial if they have anxious tendencies as a result of a past experience.

General Anaesthetic

Unlike our other sedation techniques, general anaesthetic causes a state of complete unconsciousness for the patient. This means that they will not feel any part of the procedure, and will not remember any of it occurring. This technique is commonly used for more invasive procedures, such as the extraction of wisdom teeth, implant placement, or other oral surgeries. However, it can also be used for patients with extreme anxiety or phobias, or those with a history of traumatic dental experiences.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to pain free dentistry, with all methods considered and recommended on a case by case basis, depending on the type of treatment, and characteristics of the patient.

Get in touch with the friendly team at Eastern Creek SmileCo Dental today to discuss our pain free dentistry!

Oral Sedation

Oral Sedation

We are fully aware of the fact that some people would rather live with a toothache, or ongoing undiagnosed problem, than visit the dentist to rectify the issue in fear of the associated pain. Eastern Creek SmileCo Dental strive to eliminate this anxiety through specialising in pain free dental techniques.

Oral sedation is a common method used to provide a minimal or moderate level of sedation. As the name suggests, patients take the sedative orally, and remain conscious throughout the procedure. However, it is not uncommon for them to fall in and out of sleep, depending on the type of person and dosage. It also has the ability to reduce the patient’s memory of related sights and smells, which helps to ensure their anxieties are not increased with the next visit.

IV Sedation

IV Sedation

IV sedation, or Intravenous sedation, involves the administering of a sedative drug via an injection. It is also commonly referred to ‘sleep dentistry’ or ‘twilight dentistry’. Like oral sedation, this technique does not send patients into an unconscious state – rather making them highly relaxed and drowsy.

Happy Gas

Happy Gas

‘Happy’ or ‘laughing’ gas, is another common method of reducing the pain and anxieties associated with various dental treatments. The sedation gas is given to the patient through a nosepiece, which sits on their nose throughout the procedure. Feelings of tiredness, relaxation, warmth and tingling are common, with the patient remaining conscious throughout. It is also not uncommon for the person to be very forgetful, which is particularly beneficial if they have anxious tendencies as a result of a past experience.

General Anaesthetic

General Anaesthetic

Unlike our other sedation techniques, general anaesthetic causes a state of complete unconsciousness for the patient. This means that they will not feel any part of the procedure, and will not remember any of it occurring. This technique is commonly used for more invasive procedures, such as the extraction of wisdom teeth, implant placement, or other oral surgeries. However, it can also be used for patients with extreme anxiety or phobias, or those with a history of traumatic dental experiences.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to pain free dentistry, with all methods considered and recommended on a case by case basis, depending on the type of treatment, and characteristics of the patient.

Get in touch with the friendly team at Eastern Creek SmileCo Dental today to discuss our pain free dentistry!

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