Dental phobia is a common and serious ailment for a lot of people. Here at our Charlestown dental practice we are passionate about making our patients feel comfortable and at-home during all aspects of treatment.
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is a way by which dentists can keep patients calm and relaxed during dental procedures. Sedation dentistry is made possible by use of sedatives. These sedatives allow the patient to have the dental procedure done, but feel much more relaxed about it. Another option we offer to anxious patients is sleep dentistry. With sleep dentistry, the patient is put under a general anesthesia and is made to feel extremely relaxed, to a state of feeling asleep. Sleep dentistry is a great option for a patient that needs to undergo a complex dental treatment such as root canal, fillings, or dental surgery.
In order to create peace-of-mind among our more nervous patients we offer a range of sedation options:
Penthrox is a hand-held medical inhaler which can be used by children or adults. It is an analgesic which means that it offers pain relief and relaxation to its users.
Nitrous oxide is a popular form of mild relaxation therapy. Your dentist will be able to control the intensity of the inhalant so that he or she will be able to communicate with you during treatment.
Gentle touch utilises the body’s own healing process to help speed up recovery and aid in the healing of your mouth or teeth surgery.
If you have been postponing an important dental treatment because of dental phobia or anxiety, our dentists are able to work with you and offer you a comfortable experience. Some benefits of Sedation and Sleep dentistry include: safe, pain-free treatments, and the ability to have complex dental treatments done in just one visit.
We want our patients to feel confident in the care they receive at Charlestown Dental Centre. Our calming environment and friendly team will help you feel at ease. For any questions or concerns, please ask one of our dental professionals. If you would like to learn more about Sedation and Sleep dentistry, please contact us to schedule an appointment.