Conscious Sedation and General Anaesthesia
Many patients feel self-conscious about dental treatment or are nervous about visiting the dentist. We offer special care to our anxious patients through two forms of sedation to make their appointments more comfortable and relaxing.
- The first type is called intravenous or IV sedation. The sedative drug is injected in a controlled manner, so that you feel relaxed during the dental treatment.
- The second type is inhalation sedation, which is good if you don’t like needles. A small mask is placed over your nose and mouth, and you breathe in a mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen. This gas mixture will make you feel calm during your dental appointment. You remain awake and aware while receiving the sedation, but you will experience a deep sensation of peace and relaxation while the team work on your teeth.
Our team of dentists and nurses are specially trained to deliver these types of sedation and will make sure that you are always comfortable during your visit.
Benefits of Conscious Sedation
Longer or more complex treatments can be difficult for some patients to comfortably tolerate and include multiple extractions and wisdom tooth removals. Younger children requiring multiple procedures may be unable to receive treatment in the dental chair. When this is the case, we offer treatment under general anaesthetic at the Mater Hospital in Mackay.