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Sleep Dentistry

TCare Dental Centre offers different levels of sedation dentistry, including oral and IV sedation, for people who have spent years away from the dentist because of their anxiety. This type of unease may be rooted in a past event that ended severely, insecurity about the state of their oral health, or it may be more challenging to pin down.

In any case, anxiety no longer has to keep you away from the dentist with the help of sedation dentistry. Our compassionate dentists in Villawood, NSW, are always gentle, but they understand when you need extra reassurance.

Dentistry for Anxious Patients

Dental anxiety is common – and it can come about for several reasons. But you don’t have to let it get in the way of your dental and oral health. As a team of dentistry professionals, we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing each patient with a pleasant experience.

TCare Dental Centre Villawood is where you’ll find a team that understands how to ensure your experience is as comfortable as possible. We have a wealth of experience and expertise to draw on and can work with you to find a way around any anxieties that might be standing between you and the treatment you need.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is a pill you take an hour or so before your treatment or procedure. Typically, you can respond to directives while under the influence of the medication, but you may not remember your procedure afterwards. This option requires a friend or family member to drive you to and from our dental surgery.

IV Sedation

IV sedation in TCare Dental Centre, Villawood, NSW—sometimes called sleep dentistry—is administered through an IV. With this option, you will sleep through your procedure and wake up after the effects have worn off.

Your dentist in TCare Dental Centre, Villawood, NSW, takes a thorough health history—including a list of current medications—to make sure IV sedation is a safe option for you. We will plan your procedure if it is a good choice based on your current situation.

IV sedation calls for medication to be delivered intravenously. During your treatment, Dr Dong – IV s monitors your vitals as you rest and enjoy oblivion. Meanwhile, your dentist provides the treatment you need to maintain optimal oral health or an enhanced smile.

IV sedation is ideal for patients undergoing multiple treatments, invasive procedures, and even cosmetic dentistry in Villawood, NSW.

When you wake up, you will feel groggy and need transport home from your dental surgery. We recommend resting for the remainder of the day and not making any serious decisions until the sedation has worn off completely. Typically, we suggest waiting a full day.

No matter the option you choose, it is important that you not make any serious decisions on the day of your dental treatment. Additionally, do not drive or operate any machinery on this day.

Why IV Sedation Dentistry in TCare Dental Centre, Villawood?

Your dentist wants you to feel at ease, so we offer IV sedation. With this option, you will not recall your dental treatment. And this is the best course for patients who suffer from dental anxiety. When there is nothing to remember, there is nothing to keep you awake the night before and nothing to stress about.

Another reason we offer sedation dentistry is that we never want dental phobia to prevent dental treatment. We want our patients to enjoy a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. IV sedation makes this possible for patients who might otherwise skip dental care.

After Your Dental Procedure

When sedation wears off—depending on your procedure—you may have mild swelling or discomfort. Typically, you can remedy this with a pain reliever purchased in your local shop.

In some cases, your dentist may provide more specific instructions. For example, if you’ve had a tooth pulled. We recommend eating soft foods for the rest of the day, chewing on the opposite side, not drinking through a straw or smoking for 24 hours after the extraction.