Dental Sedation Overview

Here at Wellington Dental Practice, we understand that a trip to the dentist is not everyones favourite thing to do. If anything we see that people tend to put off all dental related matters until the problem develops into something much worse. We want to change this.

Our team pride themselves on providing an excellent experience from the moment you enter through our practice doors, right up until the very moment you leave. We also appreciate the some patients have severe dental phobias which have typically arisen from prior traumatic experiences in the past.

We have invested heavily in your practice with the latest equipment and materials to ensure that you have the best possible experience with your dentist. Making sure that our patients feel comfortable and at ease before, during and after the course of treatment is of paramount importance to us.

Conscious sedation is where a sedative drug is administered via a small plastic tube inserted into the back of your hand. It makes you very sleepy and relaxed. Consciousnesses is always maintained.

Once the procedure has been completed you will have very little memory of the event, although we can communicate with you during the procedure and you can understand and respond. This technique has allowed Andy to provide dentistry to patients who would normally not have been able to tolerate the treatment due to anxiety or fear. If you require further comfort to calm your phobia, we are very proud to offer Intravenous Sedation courtesy of Dr Andy Armstrong.

Would you benefit from IV Conscious Sedation? If you have any of the following it may very well help:

  • Fear of dental treatment
  • History of traumatic dental experiences
  • Difficulty getting numb enough for treatment
  • Very sensitive gag reflex or have limited
    mouth opening.
  • Extremely sensitive teeth

Require extensive long dental treatment.If so then IV sedation could help you receive the dental treatment you require without anxiety, stress or fear.