Sedation Dentistry At
First Impressions Dental
Complete Perth Family Dentistry
Stay Comfortable and Pain-Free with Sedation Dentistry
When you visit First Impressions Dental, you’ll never have to worry about feeling pain or anxiety during your appointment. With our sedation dentistry options, you’ll feel more relaxed, at ease and feel little to no discomfort during your procedure.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry goes by several names – conscious sedation, sleep dentistry, relaxation dentistry and oral sedation – but the effect is the same. Your pain and anxiety are kept under control as you remain just below the level of consciousness during your dental procedure. Because you are thoroughly relaxed and comfortable, your dental practitioner can safely perform treatments while you enjoy optimal comfort.
What’s the Difference Between Conscious Sedation and General Anaesthesia?
When a patient is under general anaesthesia, they are no longer conscious, and therefore, cannot respond when asked questions or to follow commands. Conscious sedation enables the patient to remain responsive throughout their treatment, allowing them to respond to questions and breathe as usual. They will, however, have limited recall of the treatment once they come out of sedation.
There are several ways to experience the calming benefits of sedation dentistry:
- Oral Sedation – Oral sedation is administered in the form of a pill. Generally, the patient will take a pill when going to sleep the night before their procedure, and another an hour before their appointment. This type of sedation is great for reducing dental anxiety, as it creates a relaxing drowsy sensation.
- Inhalation Sedation – A mask is worn by the patient, through which nitrous oxide (or laughing gas) is gradually administered as the patient breathes as normal. This sedation method is fast-acting, helping to relieve all pain and anxiety without long-lasting side effects once the procedure has finished.
- IV Sedation – This form of sedation is administered directly to the bloodstream, meaning that it is fast-acting and results complete relaxation. While patients feel very at ease and calm, IV sedation will often result in partial to full memory loss (amnesia) of the treatment, so there will be very little memory of the procedure.
We understand that many people experience dental anxiety
With our sedation dentistry options at First Impressions Dental, you’ll be relaxed, comfortable, and at ease in the dental chair. Sedation dentistry is safe and effective, as it’s undertaken by the trained professionals at First Impressions Dental Care. We’re here to discuss any and all questions that you may have about dental sedation, to help put your mind at ease and ensure a comfortable experience for you.
Are You a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is offered at all First Impressions locations. We’re here to ease oral discomfort and provide a stress-free, calm dental experience. Contact us now to enquire about our sedation dentistry services.