For Nervous Patients

Bunbury, Eaton, Australind & surrounding area’s dental patient information resource

We understand that going to the dentist can be a stressful time for some patients and at FADC Dental Group, we have solutions in place to help with this.

Gaseous sedation

Nitrous oxide

Also called ‘laughing gas,’ this is the most traditional form of dental sedation and is a highly effective and safe treatment. It creates a euphoric, alert state of mind while numbing the body, with quick recovery afterward.

Penthrox

Penthrox™ or methoxyflurane is a revolutionary inhaled pain relief product which provides immediate relief without producing anaesthesia. Penthrox helps patients feel relaxed and the effects wear off quickly.

Oral sedation

Prescription of oral diazepam (Valium)

This form of sedation involves taking a prescription pill – normally Valium - one to two hours before attending the clinic. The patient will feel relaxed and drowsy during treatment, but will be able to respond to the dentist’s questions and requests. It can also be used along with Penthrox, but if you choose this method, you’ll need to arrange transportation to and from the clinic.

Intravenous sedation

IV sedation allows patients to remain conscious during treatment, although they’ll remember little afterwards. It must be administered by a fully qualified medical doctor and patients should ensure they have someone to take them home afterwards, as the drug takes time to wear off.

IV sedation is also being used by people wishing to accomplish lengthy or complex procedures in one visit that would normally require several appointments. Chat to our team for more information on this.

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