Sleep Dentistry

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Dental anxiety is real and is one of the biggest reasons people go without seeing the dentist for years. At TCare Dental Centre, we aim to make quality oral health care available and accessible to as many people in Campsie as possible. With our sleep dentistry or sedation dentistry, we help even the most fearful patients no longer need to be kept away from the dentist due to their anxiety.

Dentistry For Anxious Patients

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Sleep dentistry or sedation dentistry can be an excellent option in many different scenarios, including:

  • Giving those with dental anxiety access to oral health care
  • Alleviating the fear of visiting the dentist
  • Minimising the risk of vomiting during oral health care due to an overly sensitive gag reflex
  • Helping those with a fear of needles
  • Allowing those with extreme teeth sensitivity access to oral health care
  • Helping those who experience feelings of claustrophobia when in the dentist’s chair
  • Giving dental services to people with special needs such as physical, cognitive and/or behavioural needs
  • Helping those who experience difficulty controlling their movements gain access to safe oral health care

Oral & IV Sedation

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At TCare Dental Centre, we want to put your mind at ease when you come in for your appointment. We offer both oral and IV sedation to help with your anxiety.

Oral sedation is a pill that can be taken about an hour before your treatment to calm you down before the procedure.

IV sedation will put you to sleep during the procedure and wake you up once it is completed or the effects have worn off. With IV sedation, the medicine is delivered intravenously.

Who Can Have Sedation Dentistry

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We recommend sedation to any of our patients who are afraid of dental treatments or procedures.. As long as you have support and a safe way to get to and from your appointment and you have no prior conditions or medications that would make sedation unsafe, we can help. It’s a great option for anyone with any kind of anxiety or if you have to undergo multiple invasive procedures or cosmetic treatments.

After Your Dental Procedure

Depending on the operation, you might have some swelling or discomfort as the sedative wears off. Usually, a painkiller bought at your neighbourhood pharmacy can fix this. 

Your dentist might offer more detailed instructions in some circumstances. Suppose you recently had a tooth extracted. For the next day, we advise sticking to soft foods, chewing on the other side, refraining from straw-free beverages, and quitting smoking for 24 hours. 

We also recommend that a friend or family member drive you to and from your appointment for your safety, whether you have IV or oral sedation.

Sedation Dentistry At TCare Dental Centre

At TCare Dental Centre, we make your health and safety a top priority during sedation. We will ensure that you are closely monitored, and all your vitals are checked throughout your procedure so you can lie back without any stress. As members of the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and an accredited dental practice by Quality Innovation Performance (QIP), you can rely on us for safe sedation dentistry.

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