Feeling anxious about visiting the dentist? For those who don’t enjoy dental treatment, or who may have a genuine phobia, Campbelltown Dental Care offers a number of solutions to minimise anxiety, allowing you to receive the dental treatment you need. Whether you’ve been putting off important dental work or you’re long overdue for a check-up, we have options such as nitrous oxide (happy gas) and twilight dentistry to make your visit feel like a walk in the park.
We offer twilight dentistry for particular procedures that don’t require full anaesthetic. Twilight dentistry puts the patient in a deep sleep under sedation with a mild anaesthetic and can be performed at the practice. The anaesthetic puts the patient in what is known as a ‘twilight state’ where they’re sedated but still responsive and capable of following basic instructions from their dentist. This deep sleep state also enables them to forget the surgery as well as the time immediately after the procedure.
The Benefits of Twilight Anaesthetic
For patients who experience fear and anxiety about going to the dentist, twilight anaesthetic offers numerous benefits to make the experience a little less traumatic. This mild dose of anaesthesia is said to:
- Induce a state of hypnosis
- Provide relief from anxiety
- Temporarily prevent the formation of new memories while the procedure is taking place (commonly referred to as anterograde amnesia)
- Alleviate pain
- Enable the dentist to work faster
Our sedationist boasts a wealth of skill and experience in their field, so you can feel confident that you’re in the safest of hands. The experience of visiting the dentist is far less intimidating when sedation is available. If you’re a nervous patient, feel free to let our friendly staff know when you book your appointment.
A Medicare rebate may be available to cover part of the cost of twilight dentistry. Please contact us to learn more and determine your eligibility for the rebate.