At Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Bayside Medical Centre we have completed postgraduate specialised training in Sedation Dentistry.Sedation dentistry is a type of oral care treatment which helps patients to feel calm through sedation. This anti-anxiety drug for patients who are nervous undergoing dental treatments can be administered orally, intra-nasally or intravenously. At Smile Hub Dental Clinic we provide sedation for all general, cosmetic and emergency dental treatments for nervous patients including the extraction of wisdom teeth and root canal treatments.
At Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Bayside Medical Centre we understand that some patients may naturally be apprehensive about their visit to their dentist. If you feel nervous about your appointment please let us know so we can ensure your experience is a pleasant one.
Our friendly team of dental experts will always take their time to discuss your treatment plan so that we can address all of your concerns in advance. If you require a little extra help please just let us know as we offer oral, inhalation or intravenous sedation for any patients who may be apprehensive about treatment. At Smile Hub Dental Clinic our priority is to ensure a comfortable and relaxing experience for all our adult and paediatric dental patients. Dental Sedation is available for all anxious patients for all dental treatments in Smile Hub Dental Clinic.
Smile Hub Dental Clinic provides sedation for nervous adult and child patients for all dental treatment.
Types Of SedationLaughing Gas (Nitrous Oxide) This type of sedation means that the patient is awake and aware. Due to this it is safe to use on patients of all age groups. This form of sedation poses the least risk as any affects it causes stop once the mask is removed. Laughing gas is a good option for patients who have a dental phobia as it helps you to relax. A mask is placed over you nose where the dentist will ask you to take deep breaths. The patient will feel the affects of the laughing gas quite quickly but once the mask is removed this will wear off in a few moments. Due to this, patients are fine after their treatment and can drive if needed. This sedation can be used for many treatments but more invasive treatment may need more than laughing gas..
Oral Sedation.Oral sedation must be prescribed by your dentists before the treatment. This type of sedation makes a patient feel quite drowsy. A patient may even fall asleep but they will be able to be woken by a shake if cooperation is needed. Due to this type of sedation causing drowsiness, the patient will need somebody to collect them after their treatment to ensure their safety once they leave the clinic. If oral sedation is prescribed to you it is best that you book a morning appointment because there is a chance you may have to fast the night before. If a child has oral sedation they will need to be supervised for a day after treatment..
Intravenous(IV) Dental Sedation.IV sedation requires the insertion of an IV cannula into the patient’s vein so that a relaxing sedative drug can be administered. With IV sedation the patient will remain conscious and very comfortable throughout the entire dental procedure. The patient will be monitored throughout their treatment by their Dentist and Nurse. IV Dental Conscious Sedation is suitable for nervous patients and those undergoing invasive procedures. A responsible adult must accompany the patient and care for them as advised by Smile Hub Dental Clinic for 24 hours following their Dental Sedation treatment.