IV Sedation

Sedation Dentistry

IV Sedation Mandurah

Would you like to remember little or nothing from your dental visit?
Platinum dental, have an effective and efficient way of providing the highest level of anxiety relief and pain control during dental procedures. A medical doctor trained in sedation will attend your appointment to provide this service, Intravenous sedation.

What is sedation dentistry

Avoiding dental appointments because of dental anxiety is common. In fact, it affects “one in six Australian adults and about one in ten children”, according to the University of Adelaide in their Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health.

Putting off dental treatments poses great risks for your oral health. Relying on just good oral hygiene habits is not enough as there are other risk factors that can endanger your oral health too.

Fortunately, aside from creating a comfortable environment in our Mandurah dental practice, your caring dentist Mandurah can also help you using sedation dentistry.

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Sedation dentistry is the use of medication to help the patient relax and be comfortable during their dental appointment. It is sometimes referred to as “sleep dentistry”, but that is not always the case as conscious sedation like happy gas is possible.
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How Does IV Sedation Work?

IV sedation or Intravenous sedation is the administration of an anti-anxiety medication through injection. This is sometimes referred to as “‘twilight’ or ‘sleep’ dentistry. However, the procedure does not put the patient under complete sleep. You are in a relaxed state but you can still answer your dentist’s questions. After the procedure, you will have vague recollection of what happened once the sedative loses its effect.

At Platinum Smile Dental, we use a computer-guided injection system, the latest dental advancement in making needles at the dentist as painless as possible.

A computer controls the delivery of the local aesthetics solution under your pain tolerance. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the difference it makes to traditional methods.

While under IV sedation, your highly trained dentist Mandurah will constantly monitor your statistics. Your pulse and oxygen levels will be under observation to make sure you do not have a negative reaction to the sedative. Checking your blood pressure before and after the procedure will also be done. will also be checked before and after the procedure.

You might feel a little disoriented after the procedure as the sedative wears off. Hence we recommend coming in with a family member or someone who can take you home.

What dental treatments need IV sedation?

An IV sedation may be recommended by your dentist Mandurah if you have dental anxiety. More so if you are undergoing major dental work like root canal treatment, dental implants, dental crowns and bridges, dental fillings, and extraction.

Your dentist Mandurah will recommend the best dental anxiety remedy that would fit your needs.

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Dental Anxiety Signs and Symptoms

Some cases of dental anxiety are only manifested once the patient is already in the clinic. If you are doing the following while waiting in the receiving area, you might have dental anxiety:
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Frequent fidgeting with their hands

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Sitting on the edge of their chair

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Rapidly flicking through magazines

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Changing sitting positions often

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Sweating

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Sighing deeply or breathing rapidly

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Talking loudly

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Making negative comments about dentists and dentistry

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Pacing or walking around the waiting room

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Rapid head motions or startle reactions to office noises

The University of Adelaide, in its research titled Dental fear and anxiety: Information for Dental Practitioners, developed a checklist that lets you assess if you have dental anxiety.

We recommend taking the quick test if you think you have dental anxiety. If most of your answers lean towards “YES”, please let your caring dentist Mandurah know so we can offer you our comprehensive sedation dentistry services that are sure to alleviate your dental fear.

Benefits of IV sedation dentistry

Sedation dentistry is a safe way to help patients when dental fear, care for their teeth. Opting to have IV sedation offers the following benefits:
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The sedative takes effect quickly as this is administered directly to the bloodstream. Your time in the dental clinic experiencing dental fear is reduced significantly.

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IV sedation does not affect other body functions. While under sedation, you can still respond and move on your own. It only makes you relaxed and takes away you ability to feel pain.

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After the procedure, you will have no memory of what happened. Hence, any fearf you might have from undergoing the dental treatment are erased.

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IV sedation has fewer side effects compared to its other similar forms like general anesthesia. Therefore, there is less discomfort after the procedure.

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With you in a relaxed state, your dentist Mandurah can perform his job easier and more effectively. Getting multiple treatments in one visit is possible, cutting the costs of frequent visits.

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Recommended for people with gag reflex.

IV sedation, just like the rest of our sedation techniques, is safe and should be supervised or carried out by a specially trained dentist in Mandurah like us at Platinum Smile Dental.
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Dental Anxiety Remedies in Mandurah

We offer multiple sedation dentistry services at Platinum Smile Dental. Below are some of the methods we employ aside from IV sedation:

Happy Gas

we offer happy gas or nitrous oxide gas which is safe, trailed and tested; it is a way of reducing anxiety and nervousness during dental treatments. This is a popular choice among kids and adults alike. Completely safe!
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Pre-appointment Medication

You will need to take the tablet one hour before your scheduled appointment and have someone responsible provide transport to and from the clinic. The “relaxation’ effects can last for 6-8 hours.
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Painless injection

Our computer-guided injection system is the latest advancement in making needles at the dentist as painless as possible.

A computer controls the delivery of the local aesthetics solution under your pain tolerance. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the difference it makes to traditional methods.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to our caring Mandurah team, we can help!

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To know more about how our sedation dentistry services can help, please talk to our caring team today! We make sure to make your visit comfortable and a positive experience every time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will be asleep if I choose IV sedation?

Also referred to as “‘twilight’ or ‘sleep’ dentistry, IV sedation, however, does not put the patient under complete sleep. You are in a relaxed state but you can still answer your dentist’s questions. After the procedure, you will have vague recollection of what happened once the sedative loses its effect.

How long before the effects wear off?

The recovery period for the effects to wear off is usually 20-30 minutes. After which, you will be endorsed to your caretaker. We recommend taking a day off from work or school to fully recover. Some people can return to normal within 24 hours, but this is also dependent on the dental treatment you just had.

Most people feel refreshed and very relaxed. Some feel slight nausea, this is due to the fact they have not eaten and normally this goes away after some eating and having a little to water to drink.

Because of this, you should not drive for 24 hours after the sedation and we require that someone drive to the clinic and take you home after.

Will I feel pain while under IV sedation?

No, you will not feel pain while you are under IV sedation. Even during the administration of the drug, we also use of painless injections to make the procedure zero-pain and comfortable.

Painless injections are done using computer-guided injection system, the latest dental advancement in making needles at the dentist as painless as possible.

A computer controls the delivery of the local aesthetics solution under your pain tolerance. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the difference it makes to traditional methods.

What should I expect during and after IV sedation?

During your sedation you will be in a relaxed, tranquil state but your body maintains control of its own breathing.

In order to start the sedation, the doctor will place a small cannula into a vein in your forearm or back of the hand. This is actually easy and all you might feel is a tiny scratch, if you are concerned about this part, you can have an anesthetic cream/patch placed on your arm an hour before the appointment so that you don’t even feel the scratch at all.

What is the difference between general anesthesia and sleep dentistry?

In sleep dentistry, you will either be so relaxed that you think you are sleeping or you will actually snooze and sleep. Even though your mind is sleeping, your body is conscious and controls its own breathing.

The difference in general anaesthesia is your body is rendered completely unconscious that a machine does breathing for you. This must be done in a hospital setting, whereas Sleep Dentistry is easily carried out at your dentist.

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Located in Greenfields, we service the City of Mandurah and the Peel region with all suburbs including but not limited to: Meadow Springs, Lakelands, Halls Head, Falcon, Pinjarra, Ravenswood, Madora and Yunderup.

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Platinum Smile Dentist Mandurah,
3/55 Murdoch Dr,
Mandurah, WA 6210
Phone: (08) 9534 7946

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