What are the different kinds of pain free dentistry in Sydney?
The common types of pain free dentistry where there is conscious sedation are inhalational sedation, intravenous, and intramuscular sedation.
Inhalation sedation dentistry
or nitrous oxide-oxygen, is the most common sedation technique and is also known as ‘happy’ gas. Inhalation sedation is a preferable option as patients recover quickly and may leave the dental office alone and immediately resume their normal daily activities.
Intravenous conscious sleep dentistry
is a safe sedation technique and though it is not as readily available as other forms of sedation, it is more effective than administering the same drugs orally. Patients will not remember any of the procedure and will feel as though they were asleep, even though they were wide-awake throughout. When the gentle dentist uses intravenous sedation, patients will need to be hooked up to monitoring devices to measure blood pressure, breathing, and heart rate. Patients must have someone escort them when leaving the office after the procedure.
Intramuscular sleep dentistry
involves injecting sedative drugs into the muscle of the upper arm or thigh by the sedation dentist and is a less common option.
is required only in extreme cases and requires a trained and certified professional to monitor the patient while the dentist performs the dental procedure(s). Anxious or phobic patients find that sleep dentistry offers a perfect solution for maintaining good dental health while being in a totally relaxed state. Sleep dentistry ensures that patients experience no pain or anxiety during their dental procedures, and prevents emergencies that could occur as a result of such anxiety, like fainting.