Anxious or Nervous Patients
Are you anxious or nervous about visiting the dentist?
Had a bad experience in the past?
Concerned about a surgical procedure?
Just want to get all your treatment done at once?
At VC Dental we understand your concerns and want to make you as comfortable as possible.
We offer sedation options from involved surgery to the smallest of procedures; depending on the level of complexity or patient anxiety.
What options are available?
There are three different types of sedation offered at VC Dental: Intravenous sedation, Oral sedatives and Inhalation sedation.
What does it do and how will I feel?
Intravenous (IV) sedation:
IV sedation is administered by our visiting Specialist Anaesthetist practitioner Dr Swapna Sharma. This is also called sleep dentistry, conscious sedation or twilight sedation.
With IV sedation, there is a combination of sedatives that are administered. These will make you feel relaxed so that you can literally sleep through your dental procedure. If needed, we can easily wake you and you will be able to follow instructions.
While sedated, all of your reflexes will remain intact, for example you will be able to swallow and breathe as you normally would. After the procedure, it is necessary for somebody to take you home and stay with you for the rest of the day.
The best part of this sedation is that you will have no memory or recollection of the entire procedure. A portion of the sedation cost can be claimed back on Medicare.
Oral sedatives will be given one hour prior to your appointment. This allows you to feel more relaxed and calm for the entire procedure. You can still respond to instructions.
The effects can last for a few hours. It is necessary for somebody to take you home afterwards.
Inhalation sedation is also called relative anaesthesia, happy gas or laughing gas. It is a gas that is quickly and easily administered by our experienced team through inhalation. This provides a relaxed state of mind.
The gas only takes a few minutes to take effect and is quickly reversed. Therefore there is no inconvenience caused and you are able to go home or back to work on your own.
Please note, any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should obtain personal advice from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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