At Dental Sanctuary, we understand that the dentist’s office may not be everyone's favourite place to be! Many patients can have anxieties or fears connected to the dentist. That’s why we offer a range of sedation options to put your mind at ease.
What types of Sedation do you offer?
We offer a range of options:
- Inhalation sedation such as Penthrox
- General Anesthetic
- IV sedation
We also understand that sometimes even for the most stoic of patients, the sounds and sensations can be disconcerting. That’s why we offer headphones where you control the volume so you can watch your favourite Netflix show, or listen to relaxing music of your choice. Our aim is to make you comfortable, feeling at ease and well looked after.
What is “Sleep Dentistry?
Sleep dentistry typically employs a general anaesthetic, administered by a qualified anaesthesiologist, at our local private hospital. Your procedure is then performed while you are under, so you feel nothing. You will wake up with a completed procedure, and no memory of it.
In addition to a general anaesthetic, we can also provide IV sedation in-house at our practice, a method that is at once fast-acting, easily adjustable, and incorporates a quick recovery time, for those patients who would prefer to avoid general sedation. Both of these methods work well for lengthy procedures, or patients coping with severe anxiety.
Is it safe?
Our primary concern is your safety and well being. That’s why we employ registered medical professionals, such as Anaesthetists, to look after your sedation concerns, so we the dentists can focus on your dental needs. This ensures you are completely safe and well looked after during any sedation procedure. Should you have any concerns regarding sedation, please speak to your dentist at your consultation appointment to discuss which option would be best for you.