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At Thomastown Dental Group, we understand that sometimes visiting a dentist can make you nervous or even make you feel slightly anxious. Your dentist in Thomastown will ensure to help make you feel as calm and relaxed as possible when you visit us.
Your dentist in Thomastown has relaxation therapy available for you to ensure a pleasant and relaxed treatment experience, this is also known as sedative dentistry. Many people assume that sedation might make them do or say something embarrassing or that they might have no recollection of what happens during sedation inhalation but this is not the case at all. Sedation only makes you feel more relaxed and might make you laugh a little but you are still in full control of your body.
Sedation relaxation therapy is scientifically proven to be safe to use for both adults and children, please rest assured that you will retain consciousness during the whole procedure.
If you would like to have Sedation during your treatment, please inform our friendly reception staff members at Thomastown Dental Group.
The main effects of sedation is to induce a pleasant relaxed feeling. To administer a desired level of sedation and relaxation, the patient will receive a hand held device where you can simply breathe in and let the pain relief and relaxation properties take effect until you reach a desired amount of sedation. Some patients describe the feeling of Sedation therapy as a light, floating happy feeling.
Sedation therapy is relatively odourless and does not cause any irritation to your lungs or airways. The calm and relaxed feeling will only last for the time which the cannula is placed on your nose which will be the duration of your dental treatment. When treatment is completed and the cannula is removed, the happy relaxed feeling will wear off within the maximum of two minutes which allows you to drive home after your dental treatment because it is conscious sedation.
Many of our patients inform us that they experience a feeling of complete relaxation whilst being administered sedation relaxation therapy, which resembles the feeling they have after a long massage session.