Millions of people around the world are afraid of visiting a dentist. This disorder is called dental anxiety, and in serious cases, dental phobia. At Eaglehawk Dental, we understand that dental anxiety/phobia is a common problem. Our facility is designed to make your visit as pleasant as possible. In addition, we offer general anaesthesia and sedation dentistry to effectively ease your anxious feelings before the procedure starts.
The Importance of Using General Anaesthesia and Sedation Dentistry
General anaesthesia and sedation are used to ensure the safe and anxiety-free delivery of your dental treatment. They are safely and effectively used for countless dental procedures every year to provide a relaxing and calming experience for patients who have fear of undergoing dental procedures. Feel free to talk to your dentist at Eaglehawk Dental before the procedure about any possible adverse effects of the level of sedation you will receive.
Before The Procedure
As patient, you have the right to confirm that your dentist is qualified and registered to provide the level of sedation required for you and your procedure. You must also follow any pre and post sedation instructions given by your dentist. Before the treatment you must also provide your dentist with a detailed medical history as well as any changes in your health or recent health issues. If you suffer from any pre-existing health problem, your dentist may consult with your physician before your dental treatment starts. Tell your dentist about any previous experiences you might have with general anaesthesia or sedation.
Good Candidates for Anaesthesia and Sedation Dentistry
You may be a good candidate for anaesthesia and sedation dentistry if you have:
- High fear and past traumatic dental experience
- Bad gag reflex or have difficulty opening your mouth for a long period of time
- Extremely sensitive teeth
- Allergy to local anaesthetic
- Inability to remain calm during the procedure (this can be due to mental or physical ability
- Complex dental problems
- Require complex or invasive dental procedures
- Fear of needles and shots
- Repulsion to the noises smells or associated with dentistry
- Compromised medical status
- Apprehension or embarrassment about the look or condition of your teeth
Comfortable Dental Experience at Eaglehawk Dental
If you suffer from any anxiety or extreme fear related to dentistry, you might be an ideal candidate for general anaesthesia or sedation. The best way to determine this is to visit your trusted dentist at Eaglehawk Dental. Our dental team can help you get the treatment you need without fear and discomfort. Call us on (03) 5446 9859 or book your appointment online today!