About 16% of Australians aged 18 and older suffer from dental phobia. This means that many people suffer unnecessarily every time they visit the dentist, or even worse, avoid trips to the dentist because of their fear.
The Carnegie Dental Group is dedicated to helping our patients receive the best dental treatment possible. We focus on delivering the highest quality dental services and an overall holistic dental experience.
Some patients find having their favourite music playing in the background helps them relax, while others have benefited from hypnosis sessions. Feeling confident and building a trusting relationship with your dentist goes a long way to being able to relax while undergoing dental procedures.
For others, we provide a range of services for nervous patients in the aim to make dental appointments easier for you. You no longer need to suffer from anxiety or sacrifice your dental health, which may lead to self-neglect.
Sedation dentistry is not only for people with a dental phobia. If you would just prefer not to sit through the entire length of an uncomfortable procedure, you too can take advantage of this service.
Also known as sleep dentistry, it’s focused on providing patients with a comfortable experience, without having to sit through a difficult dentistry session.
This is done by administering our patients with anti-anxiety medication during their appointment. It is important to note that you will not actually go to sleep during the session, but will enjoy a pain-free and anxiety-free dental experience.
The Carnegie Dental Group offers options that range from local anaesthetic in a relaxed environment to intravenous conscious sedation, also called IV sedation. Our services help ensure our patients receive a world class and medically safe sedated session.
If you experience inordinate amounts of stress or fear at the thought of going to the dentist or do not want to sit through a session that you know will be particularly arduous, dental sedation can offer you the following benefits:
The main basis of dental phobia is a patient’s fear of experiencing undue pain because of the sensitive nature of dental procedures. If you choose to undertake this service, you will not experience any pain during a session in which you have received dental sedation.
With dental sedation, your time spent in the chair is much shorter, because you will not be moving around, or struggling to keep your fear under control during your dentistry session. This means that your dentist will be able to complete the session without having to worry about your reaction or being too focused on working slowly to accommodate your anxiety.
Seeing as you won’t be experiencing pain, your anxiety levels will be lowered when you opt for dental sedation. Apart from the emotional relaxation, the medication will also help to put you in a relaxed state of mind, ensuring you don’t experience any trauma during the session.
The sedative that will be administered will also ensure that you won’t remember the session. This has the added benefit that you will not have any bad memories or associations about your dentistry session, which in turn will help alleviate your phobia to some degree.
It is important to remember that you are still awake during your sedated dentistry session. The medication only serves to make you more relaxed and at ease. This means that if the dentist has to ask you any questions during the procedure, you will be able to provide lucid and accurate answers. It also means that should you need to talk to the dentist at any point, you can.
The Carnegie Dental Group can provide sedation dentistry to all our patients, even those not suffering from a dental phobia, but who would just prefer not to experience an uncomfortable procedure. Remember, your pain threshold and the type of surgery required will be a deciding factor on the type of medication you receive.
If you want to find out about the sedation dentistry options available to you or want to book an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact us today for a pain-free dentistry session.
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