IV Sedation in South Brisbane for Dental Procedures
We understand that some patients may have suffered a negative dental experience which has left them with a phobia of the dentist. Having a fear of the dentist and avoiding appointments can put you at risk of developing serious gum and dental issues but thanks to sedation you no longer have to compromise your oral health. At CP Dental, we offer IV sedation in South Brisbane and Coopers Plains that will help make your visit a relaxing and comfortable experience.
Should I have IV Sedation?
Patients that would benefit greatly from IV sedation include those who:
- Have a fear or phobia of dental treatments
- Require long and complex dental procedures
- Have difficulty with local anaesthetic
- Have a very strong gag reflex
How does it work?
Intravenous sedation in South Brisbane works by relaxing your muscles to help you cope with any anxiety or stress that you may experience during a dental procedure. Although there are different types of sedation available – such as oral medication or laughing gas – IV sedation is the most effective way to help any extremely nervous patients cope with their dental anxiety.
IV sedation at Mater Hill is a liquid sedation that’s administered straight into the bloodstream through an injection and works quickly and effectively. It will leave you in a sleepy, relaxed, dream-like state. You’ll feel comfortable but unaware of your surroundings with no or minimal recollection of the procedure. During treatment, we will be monitoring your oxygen saturation, blood pressure, and heart rate to help keep you safe.
With sedation here at CP Dental in Brisbane, our team of professionals will make sure that you have the most comfortable experience possible.
Is It Safe?
IV sedation in Coopers Plains is safe and has a long record of proven results. It has successfully been used on millions of patients over the last 30 years and has a much lower risks than general anaesthetic. As our team at CP Dental are trained to administer IV sedatives, this lowers the risk of complications even further. We will be monitoring your health constantly throughout the treatment to make sure you’re safe at all times. If you are interested in IV sedation, speak to your dentist to find out whether you’re a suitable candidate or not.
Preparing for IV Sedation Treatment
If you choose to have your dental treatment with IV sedation, you must not eat or drink anything for at least six hours beforehand. You may need to stop taking certain medications as well. Our dentist will provide you with specific details about food, drink, and medicines based on the time of your appointment at our clinic and your medical history.
You must bring a responsible adult with you to our dental practice who can stay with you and drive you home after your procedure. They will also be given any post-operative care instructions relating to your treatment. We generally advise that you avoid scheduling anything else for the rest of the day so that you can fully rest.
Don’t let dental anxiety stop you from getting the care that you need. Sedation dentistry for nervous or anxious patients is a great option to ensure a relaxing and comfortable visit.
At CP Dental, you don’t need to worry about undergoing a procedure again with our IV sedation in South Brisbane. To learn more about our services or to book an appointment, call our clinic today. Our friendly, experienced team look forward to meeting you and helping you overcome your dental fears.