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Sleep dentistry: Your solution for dental anxiety

If you feel nervous visiting the dentist, rest assured, you’re not alone. Dental anxiety is a common issue, often stemming from past unpleasant experiences or an innate fear of the dentist. The resulting nervousness might even lead to missed appointments, putting your oral health at risk. Did you know there’s a solution that can significantly reduce anxiety and make your dental experience stress-free? We share more about sleep dentistry and how it can help you maintain your oral hygiene. 

How does sleep dentistry work?

Enter sleep dentistry, also known as twilight sedation or intravenous sedation. Administered through an IV by a specialised dental sedationist, this safe and painless technique has become a go-to for dentists worldwide. The beauty of sleep dentistry lies in its ability to put nervous patients at ease, creating a dream-like state during various procedures such as fillings, dental crowns, implants, or other surgeries.

Is sleep dentistry right for you?

If you experience any of the following, it’s time to speak to your dentist about sleep dentistry. 

  • Have a fear or anxiety of dentists, doctors, or hospitals.
  • Have had negative dental experiences in the past.
  • Experience teeth or gum sensitivity, or have a strong gag reflex.
  • Struggle to remain still for extended periods, especially during dental procedures.

This sedation technique is not only a comfort for routine visits but can also be a game-changer for complicated dental procedures like tooth extractions. For those who find such surgeries worrisome, rest assured that our experienced dentists and staff prioritise your safety and comfort throughout the process.

What can you expect from sleep dentistry?

Choosing sleep dentistry means embracing a calm and relaxed state throughout your dental visit, thanks to a personalised dosage tailored to your needs. The best part? Despite being able to understand and follow instructions during the procedure, you’ll have no memory of it afterwards. Just remember to arrange for someone to drive you home, as the sedative’s effects can linger for up to 24 hours.

Never feel anxious about the dentist again. Contact Gosford Family Dentist today. 

At Gosford Family Dentist, our professional dentists are dedicated to making your experience as comfortable as possible.

Contact our friendly team at Gosford Family Dentist on 4325 3221 or enquire online to find out more.

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