Sedation Dentistry in Campbelltown

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What to Know About Sedation Dentistry

Safety first

Sedation dentistry in Campbelltown is safe when it’s provided by an experienced dentist and registered anaesthetist. However, complications could arise if a patient has obstructive sleep apnoea or is obese.

Eating Or Drinking

In most cases, patients should refrain from eating or drinking for around six hours before their appointment with the dentist. If you’re taking medication, continue to do so as usual unless your dentist tells you otherwise.

After Sedation

Unless you have received nitrous oxide to help you through your treatment, Campbelltown patients will need a friend to drive them home. They should rest at home until the effects of the medication wear off. 

Kids sedation

Sedation dentistry is safe for kids, but we understand parents can feel a little anxious when their children take unfamiliar medication. Possible side effects are short-lived and include snoring, irritability, fever, and nausea.

Local Anaesthetic

Sedation dentistry in Campbelltown does not relieve pain. Patients will be sedated before their treatment commences and will still receive local anaesthesia to numb their teeth and gums once the sedative has kicked in.

General Anaesthesia

A general anaesthetic is provided in a hospital setting and places a patient in a deep sleep. It’s best for Campbelltown patients with a low pain threshold, who have difficulty sitting still for long periods of time, or who struggle to keep their mouths open.

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Types Of Sedation Dentistry

At ADC Campbelltown, we provide various methods of sedation. 

Nitrous oxide – (happy gas) is breathed through a nosepiece to help patients feel calm and relaxed. The effects kick in within 3 to 5 minutes, and recovery is equally as quick.

IV sedation – Often referred to as twilight dentistry, Campbelltown patients can consider it a happy medium between having no sedation and general anaesthesia. Intravenous sedation is administered through a small catheter in the back of the hand or arm. Patients will feel relaxed but still able to follow instructions from their dentist. Often, they don’t remember a thing about their treatment.

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Benefits of Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry helps to ease phobias and anxieties, helping patients remain calm throughout their treatment. Because sedation helps our Campbelltown dentists work faster, their treatment can usually be completed in fewer appointments.

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Are you anxious about dental visits? We’re always happy to discuss the best type of sedation for nervous patients and also provide anxiety management for dental phobias.