IV Sedation

IV-Sedation Melbourne

IV-Sedation Melbourne

IV-Sedation Melbourne

Dental treatments might not be a pleasing experience for everyone. While some get done with it very casually, many people are quite scared of the general dental setting. Serious faces of the dentists, sharp tools and needles, and the overall dental setting tend to scare them more than usual. If you are one of those people, then let us break it down to you that you probably have a condition called ‘dental anxiety’.
However, there is nothing to fret about if you have it since times have changed and with the aid of cutting-edge technology, dental professionals have come up with a supremely relaxing solution for patients who suffer from dental anxiety.
At Healthy Smiles, Melbourne, our caring dentists make sure that all your dental treatments are undertaken comfortably and painlessly. Thus, we take full advantage of our IV (Intravenous) Sedation.

Why do our Melbourne dentist use IV Sedation for dental treatments?

Why do our Melbourne dentist use IV Sedation for dental treatments?
As mentioned earlier, IV Sedation is a key element for treating patients with dental anxiety. It helps them to calm down during the ongoing treatment, making it easier for our dentists and enabling them to fully focus on your treatment. Some numerous adults and children suffer from this condition and as a result, hold themselves back from getting their dental checkups.

Some even go on to try home remedies instead of reaching out to the dental professionals, which gives an upper hand to the dental problems. When it is too late, the treatment gets more complicated and of course, more expensive. At Healthy Smiles, you get to feel at home due to the comfortable ambience. Before starting your treatment, our amazing dentists will try to figure out all your problems, not only the ones you have with your teeth but also help to get rid of the nervousness stirring inside of you.

If you open up about your anxiety, then our caring dentists will opt for sedation dentistry, making your dental treatment experience soothing. You will not even be able to recall the sharp tools used on your teeth, nor the scary needles. All you will leave the clinic is with peaceful moments and healthy teeth.

Why do our Melbourne dentist use IV Sedation for dental treatments?

The process of sedation dentistry at Healthy Smiles in Melbourne

The process of sedation dentistry at Healthy Smiles in Melbourne

The process of sedation dentistry at Healthy Smiles in Melbourne

Also known as ‘twilight’ dentistry, IV Sedation helps to calm you down completely, creating a cool sensation throughout your body. Your anxiety is alleviated, but you still can communicate with your dentist and guide them through your problems. You are sedated but not put to deep slumber.

Healthy Smiles makes use of the latest technology. The concentration of your sedative is fixed by our special in-clinic computerized systems. They also keep into account your pulse and oxygen rates so that our dentists can swiftly react to any complicacies faced by you during the ongoing treatment. Pre and post your sedation, your blood pressure levels will also be checked by our amazing dentists.

But, most of the cases regarding IV Sedation are completely safe for the patients, as the concentration is set with the aid of technology. This is a lot more secure than manual setups of sedation dentistry, and at Healthy Smiles, you are provided with top-class facilities and services.
After successfully undergoing your treatment with the aid of IV Sedation, you must not return home all by yourself. Our dental experts will recommend you beforehand to bring someone to accompany you through this process and take you to your abode safely, with full responsibility. This is necessary because despite being in your senses, you are likely to feel dizzy and lost after the treatment as the effect of the sedation takes time to wear off.

Dental treatments that require IV-sedation

Dental treatments that require IV-sedation
Our Melbourne dentists suggest that you undergo an IV Sedation before undertaking some complex dental procedures. Patients with dental anxiety are overly scared of the minor treatments and casual checkups, so the complex procedures become too tough for them to handle without sedation.

Below are the procedures for which our caring dental experts recommend an IV Sedation:

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Implants

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Root Canals

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Fitting Dental Crowns & Bridges

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Tooth Fillings

Dental treatments that require IV-sedation

Do you have dental anxiety?

Do you have dental anxiety?

Do you have dental anxiety?

At this point, you must be questioning yourself whether or not you have dental anxiety. To make your self-assessment easier, check the list of behaviours that are likely to be done only by the patients who suffer from this condition.
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Sweating while waiting for your turn

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Constantly moving your hands and tapping your feet

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Sitting on the edge of your seat

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Roaming around impatiently across the waiting area

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Speaking loudly or having difficulties in forming your words

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Being displeased by the dentist or the clinic despite it operating normally

If you have felt or done any of these in your last visit to your dentist, then you are very much likely to be a sufferer of dental anxiety. However, the fear depends from person to person and our dental experts in Melbourne make sure you are brave and confident enough to face the treatments.

Advantages of using IV-sedation for your dental treatments in Melbourne

Advantages of using IV-sedation for your dental treatments in Melbourne
IV Sedation is considered to be a better alternative to general anesthesia. It has minimal after-effects, which is nothing but the dizziness that takes over you until the sedation wears off. IV Sedation is also a swift way to calm you down, as it directly makes its way to your bloodstream alleviating all of your fear and anxiety.

With the aid of this method, you are aware of what our dentists are doing to your teeth, but you feel no pain and fear. You can talk and move normally, but of course at a slower pace since you are under a sedative.

One big advantage of opting for IV Sedative is that it takes a certain amount of time to wear off, which is enough for our experienced dentists to undertake multiple treatment procedures in a single go. It gives them just the right amount of time to work on your teeth.

Why is it a benefit then? That is because, for several procedures, you might have had to visit us multiple times. But with IV Sedation, our dentists can work better on your teeth and carry out more than one procedure, decreasing your visit to Healthy Smiles and, thus, being fully wallet-friendly for you.

Advantages of using IV-sedation for your dental treatments in Melbourne

The Varied Sedations Offered by Us

Different people have different levels of anxiety and fear regarding dental treatments. So, our Melbourne dentists offer 3 types of sedation for you.

Pre-Treatment Tablet

Pre-Treatment Tablet

Pre-Treatment Tablet

The name says it all. Our dentists give you a tablet to consume before starting the treatment. This is to be taken an hour before the treatment begins, so if you take it at home, we strongly suggest that you have someone to accompany you to Healthy Smiles. The effect of this relaxing tablet lasts for about 6-8 hours.

Happy Gas

Happy Gas

Happy Gas

Scientifically called nitrous oxide, this method is best suited for kids. However, happiness is for everyone and if you are an adult, then you too, have the right to make your experience at Healthy Smiles all happy and fulfilling. The concentration of the gas is set as per our patients and is completely safe and secured to be used.

Pain-free Needles

Pain-free Needles

Pain-free Needles

Majority of the people are scared of needles. But in Healthy Smiles, we believe in providing you with a calming and fearless experience. That is why we have equipped it with high-tech machines which create pain-free needles for us. It takes into account the pressure and pain you can bear, which again, varies from patient to patient. Thus, you feel a slight ant-bite or absolutely no pain while being injected with the medicines.

How much does it cost for IV-sedation?

How much does it cost for IV-sedation?

How much does it cost for IV-sedation?

Comfort and top quality treatment come at a price, but at Healthy Smiles, we have made sure that our customers receive the best quality treatment and, at the same time, do not have to empty their pockets. While Happy Gas costs you only as less as $60, you can expect to pay around $650-$1900 for sedation therapies. However, do keep in mind that it entirely depends on the complexity of your case and the amount being used.

To make our treatments pocket-friendly and accessible to everyone, we offer various payment schemes to ease up your lives. You do not have to take the burden of heavy expenses in a go and can easily pay in installments.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will IV Sedation send me into a deep slumber?
Not at all, because this method of sedation enables you to be fully aware of what is happening around you. You can talk and move normally, but will definitely feel light-headed and a bit too relaxed.
How long will it take for me to overcome the sedation effect?
Post 20 minutes after the completion of your treatment, you will be released from the clinic and your companion will take full responsibility to take you home. You should consider skipping going to work the next day as it is best to give yourself a full day to return to normal.
However, it is important to keep in mind that the concentration and effect of the sedation depend on your anxiety level and the type of treatment you undergo.
Where is the IV Sedation performed?
Your IV Sedation is performed by experts in Healthy Smiles’ in-house sleep dentistry facility. You do not have to travel anywhere else as we have got everything for you with us, all in one place. No third parties are involved as our patients are our top priority and we take full responsibility for their dental treatment.
Will, it hurt even after I opt for IV Sedation?
Not! Even when we provide you with the IV Sedation, our high-tech machines help us to inject you with the sedative using pain-free needles. You might feel slight pressures of the tools but zero pain and discomfort.
How does it feel to get sedated?
While under IV Sedation, you feel thoroughly relaxed and forget all your worldly worries. The sedation is injected to your body via your veins in your hand. So, our caring dentists may insert a cannula during which you can feel a little pinch, but if you can also avoid it by using a mild anesthetic cream or patch before an hour of the sedation process.
How does IV Sedation stand apart from local anesthesia?
Local anesthesia makes you fully unconscious, but IV Sedation takes you to a supremely relaxed state, where you feel no pain or worries but are aware of what is happening around you. You can move and talk, but in the case of general anesthesia, these are not possible.