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Sedation Dentistry Canley Heights

Sedation provides a relaxing and anxiety-free experience for anxious people who receive dental treatments. It enables patients who are too afraid to go to the dentist to receive the dental care they need while avoiding dental phobia

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Several Levels of Sedation

Minimal sedation – the patient is awake but calm.

Moderate sedation (formerly called “conscious sedation”) – the patient may slur their words when speaking and not remember much of the procedure.

Deep sedation – the patient is on the edge of consciousness but can still be awakened.

General anaesthesia – the patient is completely unconscious.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

There are four benefits of sedation. They are:

Z Overcome fear and anxiety

YourCanley Heights dentist helps patients overcome their dental fear and anxiety every day.

Even if a bad experience has kept you from the dentist for a long time, there is no need to be worried.

You can be reassured that Canley Heights Dental Care offers a comfortable, anxiety-free visit for patients just like you.

Z Ease of treatment

Whether you suffer from a gag reflex or have sensitive teeth or gums, sedation allows your Canley Heights dentist to perform dental procedures without the stress you may be used to experiencing.

With a comfortable patient, treatment is easier for both the patient and dentist as it allows the patient to relax, enabling our dentist to focus solely on the procedure.

Z Comfort and rest

Want to feel at home and comfortable with your dentist? It happens every day at Canley Heights Dental Care through the use of sedation.

Not only does it help you feel comfortable, but sedation dentistry also allows you to rest quietly and calmly during your treatment.

Z Fewer appointments

Sedation allows us to do more treatments in fewer visits.

If ever you need a cavity filled, gum disease treatment, cosmetic procedures, or broken tooth treatment, you’ll be amazed at how much dental treatment can be done while you are relaxed under sedation.

More complex procedures that require multiple visits may be completed in as little as one appointment with the advancements of sedation dentistry.

The Porcelain Filling Procedure

During the filling procedure, you will be under local anaesthetics. Local anaesthesia numb your teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues to avoid pain and discomfort.

Your Canley Heights dentist will remove the decay and place the filling material into the space left from removing the affected parts of the tooth.

When the procedure is done, your mouth will remain partially numb for some time.

While there are no significant risks associated with porcelain fillings, be sure to keep your Canley Heights dentist’s contact details in case you have any concerns.

Sedation Dentistry in Canley Heights

Talk to your Canley Heights dentist today to find out the best sedation option for you.

Visit your Canley Heights dentist today!

If you want to know more about our sedation dentistry options in Canley Heights, please call us on (02) 9199 9678 or book your appointment online.

We are located at 1/229 Canley Vale Road in Canley Heights.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is sedation dentistry safe?
There is always a risk when receiving anaesthesia. It is usually safe, though, when administered by experienced dentists.
How long does it take for the effects of sedation to wear off?
The sedative effect will gradually wear off during the day. Mostly, patients are well enough to return to their normal activities within 24 hours, depending on the nature of their work.
Is local anaesthesia safer than general anaesthesia?
Local anaesthesia is generally considered very safe. For minor surgery, it is safer than general anaesthesia.
Can you feel pain while under sedation?
You don’t feel pain under sedatives. In fact, they are administered so you won’t feel any pain in the area to be treated during the procedure.
How long does oral sedation take to work?
You’ll wait until the sedative takes effect. Oral sedatives metabolise in about 30-60 minutes.
Am I a qualified candidate for sedation dentistry?
Anyone who experiences dental stress is a good candidate for sedation dentistry.

If you have any of the fears or concerns, visit us at Canley Heights Dental Care and ask about sedation dentistry as an option for your next dental treatment:

  • Extreme dental worry, or fear of visiting your dentist
  • Fear of needles
  • Traumatic dental experience in the past
  • Can’t handle the smells or noises at a dentist’s office
  • Sensitive teeth, a strong gag reflex, or trouble getting numb
  • Require a more complex treatment
  • Feel conscious about the appearance of your teeth
  • Wish to have a more relaxed dental treatment

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