Anxious Patients

Avoiding dental treatment is a thing of the past thanks to our options for anxious patients.

Many people tremble at the thought of visiting the dentist and simply avoid it altogether.

At GB Dental, we have kept up with continuously evolving technology and offer three types of "sedation dentistry" options. With sedation dentistry, it is possible to have dental treatment without fear or pain.

1. Oral Sedation

This is a suitable option for patients with a low/mild level of anxiety. A mild sedative is prescribed to ease feelings of fear, anxiety and pain, ensuring your treatment is completed in a relaxed environment. Due to the sedative effects of this medication you will need someone to discuss post-operative information with your dentist and to drive you home after treatment.

2. Inhalation Sedation

Also known as "Happy Gas", nitrous oxide has been widely and safely used for decades in dentistry. Our machines deliver a precise mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen allowing you to feel deeply relaxed but still aware of your surroundings. There are no lasting effects of nitrous oxide, so you will be able to safely drive home.

3. Intravenous (IV) sedation/Sleep Dentistry

Sleep dentistry (also referred to as IV sedation dentistry) is an optional treatment for anxious patients requiring dental treatment. Sleep dentistry is designed so our patients can receive their treatment without knowing or feeling a thing.

Intravenous sedation is administered to induce a state of deep relaxation. You will be cared for and monitored at all times by our highly qualified and experienced sedationist Dr Adam Smeulders. Your dentistry will be completed by our highly qualified dentists.

Sleep dentistry is a specialised, highly effective treatment that safely creates optimal comfort for patients.

Common Questions

Q. Will I feel any pain?
A. You will feel no pain and have little to no memory of your treatment

Q. Will I be monitored?
A. Yes, a specialist doctor is always with you and your vital signs are continuously monitored during the entire visit.

Q. Will someone need to accompany me?
A. Yes, due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to discuss any post-operative information required, help you to settle your account and drive you home after treatment.

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