Relax, We’re Here to Help
If you have a dental phobia, or if you’re anxious about seeing the dentist, you could be putting your oral health at risk by avoiding appointments.
At Advance Dental Clinic, we’ve created a warm and welcoming atmosphere to put even the most nervous of patients at ease.
And we’ve taken a step further by offering our nervous patients sedation dentistry to help them feel completely relaxed during treatment.
For many of our patients, sedation dentistry has completely transformed the way they think and feel about visiting the dentist.
Please note: We only sedate adults over 18 years old.
What is Sedation Dentistry
IV sedation puts patients into a relaxed and dreamlike state. Although you’ll be conscious throughout treatment, it feels a little like being asleep.
Patients under sedation remember nothing at all about treatment. Most believe they have slept through the whole thing, while others are amazed that their treatment appeared to be over before they knew it.
For nervous, anxious patients and dental phobics, IV sedation can be a life-changing discovery which gives them the confidence to finally get treatment.
Preparing for Your Conscious Sedation Experience
Before you embark on your Conscious Sedation journey, we kindly request your attention to the following vital points:
Medical History: To ensure your utmost safety, we ask that you provide our dental team with an updated and comprehensive medical history to determine your eligibility for receiving IV sedation.
Initial Dental Consultation: In the majority of cases, your initial dental consultation will be scheduled on a separate day from your conscious sedation procedure. This approach allows us to thoroughly assess your unique case and dental health requirements. Additionally, it provides an open forum for patients to engage in a meaningful dialogue about their dental treatment plan.
Informed Decision-Making: We encourage patients to utilise this consultation to ask any questions, gain a full understanding of their treatment alternatives, and take the necessary time for thoughtful consideration before proceeding.
Post-Sedation Recovery: Conscious Sedation is a medically safe procedure, necessitating that patients abstain from driving for 24 hours following the appointment.
Companionship: A responsible adult should accompany you throughout your Conscious Sedation appointment. This individual will assist you in getting back home safely and ensure you receive and retain important aftercare instructions.
Consideration for Dependents: If you have children or vulnerable individuals requiring care at home, please ensure that an additional responsible person is available to provide the necessary care during the period when you might be temporarily unable due to the effects of sedation wearing off.
Your health, comfort, and peace of mind are our top priorities as you embark on your conscious sedation experience.