Our goal is to provide the optimal periodontal and dental implant care, with the highest degree of patient comfort
In our office we see many patients who have previously put off dental treatment, due to fear and anxiety. We understand this and want to help reduce any apprehensions you may have about periodontal and implant treatment. We will provide you with all the information that you may need to better understand what will happen.
we offer the following to maximise your comfort:
Numbing the gums
Topical anaesthesia is a numbing gel; it is often used during cleaning procedures by our hygienists. It is also placed onto the gums prior to injection of a local anaesthetic to help make injection as comfortable as possible.
Sedative tablets can be prescribed prior to treatment to reduce anxiety and allay fears. The medication is usually taken at least one hour prior to treatment and is used in conjunction with intraoral local anaesthetic. After taking oral medication for conscious sedation, someone will need to drive you to and from the appointment.
Intravenous (I.V) medication is recommended for patients undergoing more extensive periodontal or implant procedures, or to reduce fear and anxiety associated with even short procedures.
During I.V. conscious sedation small doses of a sedative medication is given until you feel drowsy and you have no anxiety. During the procedure you are able to breathe on your own, clear your throat if necessary, and respond when spoken to. Your breathing and heartbeat are monitored and extra oxygen is delivered to ensure your safety during the procedure. Most people do not remember anything (or only ‘bits and pieces’) about the procedure after being sedated.
You must arrange a responsible adult drive you from your appointment, and avoid eating or drinking for at least four hours prior to the procedure. A small amount of water with medication, however, is fine. Click here for more information.