Sedation / Anxious Patients

At Brunswick Dentist, we understand that a visit to a dental practice can be quite challenging for nervous patients. That’s why we offer a range of options for the management of the nervous patient treatments to ensure you never skip your next dental assessment again. The options range from Penthrox “Green Whistle” which you control how deep it affects you; gentle in house Sleep Dentistry and General Anaesthetic.

Sleep dentistry and Penthrox options are ideal for quelling patient fears or making lengthier procedures in the chair more comfortable. They are administered so patients can receive dental work without knowing or feeling a thing. Some patients with severe gag reflexes benefit from these options.

Penthrox is an inhalational agent that is known to affect anxiousness and pain. Paramedics in Victoria also use this “Green Whistle’ in trauma circumstances. It is very safe and you have control as to how much you take.

Sleep Dentistry is performed at the BrunswickDentist clinic and is administered by a certified anaesthetist who comes in for the procedures. You be asleep during the procedure and wont feel anything.

General Anaesthetic is available for highly anxious patients; young children who need extensive treatment; patients with a mental, physical or behavioural impairment where the traditional approach to management is unsuccesful. Treatment will be provided by one of our highly experienced and accredited dental practitioners at Brunswick Dentist in a hospital or day surgery based setting.

General anesthesia is a treatment with certain medicines that puts you into a deep sleep so you do not feel pain during surgery. When you receive these medicines, you will not be aware of what is happening around you. You will receive general anesthesia in a hospital or outpatient office. You will not move, feel any pain, or have any memories of the procedure.