Sedation Dentistry- Treating people who fear the dentist

If you feel anxious or uneasy about visiting the dentist, you’re not alone –sedation dentistry can help calm your nerves while we treat your teeth…

Fear of the dentist is a common phobia that can triggered by a past experience or from any number of unknown reasons. Don’t let this fear or anxiety prevent you from getting the much needed dental work you may require. Here at Hyde Park Dental Care in Sydney we take special care with our nervous patients to help ensure their visit is relaxed and comfortable. Our sedation dentistry can help you put your dental phobias aside while you receive the treatment you need.

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry, sometimes known as sleep, pain free or relaxation dentistry is just what it sounds like; dentistry that is designed to put our nervous patients at ease. Sedation dentistry uses various techniques to help relax our patients who are feeling anxious.

Say goodbye to painful needles…

Did you know that the discomfort involved with having injections is actually not created by the prick of the needle itself, but rather the rate of delivery of the anaesthetic? At Hyde Park Dental Care we use an innovative piece of technology called ‘The Wand’. This is a computerised injection delivery system that can control the rate of delivery of the anaesthetic. The Wand is a device that looks like a pen but is used to inject the anaesthetic with the utmost control.

Feel at ease with our local and topical anaesthetic…

Before using ‘The Wand’ technology we can apply a topical anaesthetic to your gum to numb the area where we will be injecting the local anaesthetic. Local anaesthetic will help relax you while you receive your treatment. While you remain awake the anaesthetic can help relax your nerves and put you at ease because you feel no pain.

What we do to ensure our patients are comfortable at Hyde Park Dental Care

To help ensure our patients are comfortable and relaxed, we offer sedation dentistry along with other techniques. Our relaxation dentistry includes:
• Topical anaesthetic that can be applied before using The Wand
• Physical relaxation techniques including correct body posture and breathing techniques
• Soothing and calming music
• The option to watch DVD’s whilst receiving your dental treatment

It is our number one priority to meet the needs of our patients and to help ensure their time with us is comfortable and relaxed. If you are feeling nervous about your appointment we encourage you to let us know if there is anything we can do to make your visit more relaxing.

Why there’s no need to fear the dentist

Dentophobia can be described as an overwhelming fear of visiting the dentist and receiving dental treatment. While this fear is sometimes unexplainable, we hope that by providing a relaxed environment and quality service that more patients will get over their fear of the dentist.

The dental office shouldn’t be a scary place, which is why we have friendly trained professionals who will put our patient’s needs first. Our dentist, Dr Joffe, prides himself on developing long lasting relationships with his patients and has spent time working with anxious patients who have learned to overcome their fears to receive their much needed treatment.
For more information about our sedation dentistry, or to book an appointment please don’t hesitate to call 02 9267 9526 or contact us online. 

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