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Sedation / Relaxation Options

At Glenferrie Dental, our team prioritizes your comfort and safety, ensuring a pleasant and anxiety-free visit. We offer a range of sedation and relaxation options tailored to meet your individual needs.

Our Approach

Before recommending a sedation method, our dental professionals will conduct a thorough evaluation of your medical history and individual requirements. Our team prioritizes open communication, ensuring you are fully informed and comfortable with the chosen sedation method. Throughout the procedure, our team attentively monitors your vitals and adjusts sedation levels as necessary to ensure a safe and stress-free experience.

1. Oral Anxiolysis Tablets (i.e. Diazepam, Temazepam, Lorazepam)

Oral anxiolysis tablets are an effective method for reducing anxiety before your dental procedure. These tablets, taken prior to your appointment, induce a calm state and promote relaxation. Oral anxiolysis tablets can create a mild amnesic effect where patients may have partial or complete memory loss of the dental procedure. Our professional team will guide you on the appropriate dosage and administration based on your specific needs.

2. Penthrox® Inhalation (Green Whistle)

To ensure you feel at ease and comfortable throughout your treatment, our trained staff may administer Penthrox®. Penthrox®inhalation offers rapid pain relief and has minimal lingering side effects. It is an inhaled analgesic that quickly induces relaxation and is optimal for shorter procedures.

3. IV Sedation

Intravenous (IV) sedation induces a state of deep relaxation and is administered through a vein. This method ensures you remain conscious but profoundly calm during your procedure. Our experienced seditionists carefully monitor and control the level of sedation for your safety and comfort.

4. General Anaesthesia

General anesthesia creates a controlled state of unconsciousness, ensuring you are sound asleep and unaware of your procedure.This option is ideal for complex or lengthy treatments and for patients with severe dental anxiety. Our accredited anesthetists oversee the entire process, prioritizing your safety and well-being. A Medicare rebate is available for our General Anaesthetic services.

[Disclaimer: The information provided here is for general guidance. Individual responses to sedation methods may vary. We advise consulting with our dental professionals to determine the most appropriate sedation option based on your specific health conditions and requirements.]

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