Is pain keeping you from seeing the dentist? Your oral health should be a priority, so we offer sedation dentistry options to make sure you’re receiving the treatment you need.
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry involves the use of medication to reduce pain involved with certain dental treatments. It can also help patients relax and overcome their dental anxiety. Read more about that here.
When fear stops people from visiting the dentist, dental issues go undiagnosed. This can lead to more severe oral health problems which perpetuate fear of the dentist by being painful, uncomfortable and unsightly. Sedation dentistry steps in to ensure even those who find the dentist unnerving can visit without too much confrontation.
Is sedation dentistry safe?
When properly administered by a professional, sedation dentistry is safe for most patients. However, there are some groups of patients which dentists will need to consider closely before giving sedation. These include those with:
- temporary health conditions like the flu
- chronic conditions such as asthma
Special consideration is also given to children and the elderly, as they could respond more severely to any side effects or have underlying medical conditions that would make them unsuitable.
If you are a relatively healthy individual, it is likely sedation dentistry will be fine for you. Regardless, your dentist will confirm this with you upon consultation.
What sedation options are available at Kilmore Dental?
Kilmore dental offers Happy Gas (Nitrous Oxide), Penthrox and general anaesthesia for patients who wish to explore their sedation dentistry options. Visit our sedation dentistry page for more information on each sedative.