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Sedation Dentistry in Rouse Hill

man talking with dental technicianMany patients suffer from anxiety and fear during dental treatment, which are the main reasons why patients avoid visiting the dentist. Sedation can be used for everything from invasive procedures to a simple tooth cleaning. How it’s used depends on the severity of the fear. With sedation, the Dentist or Seditionist administers a drug before and during the dental procedure for your comfort.

There are 3 kinds sedation options, which can be offered at Rouse Hill Smiles.

Nitrous Oxide

A mixture of two gases Nitrogen and Oxygen is used to relax you during the procedure. It is safe and can be used for young anxious children and adults. It wears off quickly, so your Dentist might let you drive yourself home after the appointment.

Oral Sedatives

Oral sedatives, such as diazepam, also help relax patients during dental procedures. You typically take them an hour or so before your appointment. You’re fully awake but less anxious, and you might feel a little sleepy until it wears off. Your dentist or GP can prescribe you the medication.

Intravenous Sedatives

Intravenous or IV sedatives can put you in varying stages of consciousness. Other IV drugs, however, can put you into a “twilight sleep.” You’re less aware of your surroundings, you might feel sleepy, and you might not remember much of the procedure once it’s over. The whole fear of pain and needles have been overcome with this kind of sedation.

You’ll benefit from reduced anxiety and increased relaxation. Patients who consider sedation dentistry often have different reasons for their interest, such as the following:

  • Bad experience with dental work in the past
  • Anxiety related to dental procedures
  • Very sensitive oral nerves
  • Small mouth that becomes sore during dental work
  • Resistance to local anesthetic
  • General anxiety disorder

Experience Gentle Dentistry at Rouse Hill Smiles

If you recognize yourself in any of those problem areas, consider asking your friendly dentist at Rouse hill Smiles about sedation dentistry. Dental sedation can help patients get through many types of dental work, such as root canals, tooth extractions, dental implantation, and more. Contact us today!
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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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