Introducing Sedation Practices at St John Dental: Your Path to Stress-Free Dentistry
Do you experience anxiety or nervousness at the thought of visiting the dentist? Are complex dental procedures, such as wisdom teeth removal or surgical extractions, causing you to avoid dental consultations? If so, St John Dental has an excellent solution for you – intravenous sedation, also known as twilight sedation or sleep dentistry.
What is Intravenous Sedation?
Intravenous sedation involves administering sedative drugs through a plastic tube directly into a vein in your arm or hand. These drugs induce a state of deep relaxation, making you feel sleepy and comfortable. While you may still be aware of voices in the room, you’ll likely drift off into a peaceful slumber throughout the entire procedure. The sedation is carefully monitored, ensuring your breathing, pulse, blood pressure, and heart rhythm remain stable.
Why Choose Sedation?
Sedation dentistry at St John Dental is an ideal option for patients who experience dental anxiety, fear, or have specific concerns that hinder their ability to undergo dental treatments. It is especially beneficial for those requiring complex procedures like implants, surgical extractions, or wisdom teeth removal. If the sound of the dental drill, the sight of the dental surgery, or the smell of dental materials trigger discomfort, sedation can help create a stress-free environment for you.
Additionally, patients with a severe gag reflex, which can make routine dental procedures challenging, can greatly benefit from sedation. It allows them to receive the necessary dental care without discomfort or distress.
Is Sedation Suitable for Everyone?
While sedation is a valuable tool in ensuring comfortable dental experiences, it may not be suitable for everyone. Certain medical conditions, medications, and lifestyle factors can complicate the use of sedation. That’s why a thorough assessment is crucial before proceeding with sedation dentistry.
Face-to-Face Consults for a Personalised Approach
At St John Dental, patient safety and satisfaction are paramount. To ensure that you are medically suitable for sedation, you will have a face-to-face consultation with our expert sedation practitioner. During this consultation, your health history will be assessed, and any concerns or questions you have will be addressed.
Our seamless booking process involves patients expressing their interest in sedation to their St John dentist. The dentist or receptionist will then schedule a consult with our sedation practitioner to determine the appropriate approach for your specific needs. If time or travel is particularly difficult for you , our receptionist can schedule you with Dr Jonathan Lee (a St John Dentist as well as a dental sedationist) for both consultations at the same time.
Screening for Suitability
To streamline the process and quickly screen potential candidates for IV sedation, patients can be pre-screened through our website using a set of pop-up screening questions.
Convenient Locations for Your Comfort
Dr Jonathan Lee currently has allocated times and days available at St John Dental Cockburn and Joondalup for consults. However, St John is committed to providing access to our sedation services to as many patients as possible and are willing to travel to other locations with interested patients.
Take the Next Step to Stress-Free Dentistry!
At St John Dental, we believe that dental care should be a positive and anxiety-free experience. Our Intravenous sedation practice offers you the comfort and ease you deserve during dental procedures. Whether you have a severe gag reflex, dental anxiety, or require complex treatments, sedation dentistry can be your key to a relaxed and pleasant dental journey.
To take the next step towards stress-free dentistry, express your interest in sedation on our website or consult with your St John dentist. Together, we will make your dental experience comfortable, soothing, and, most importantly, a positive one. Remember, your smile deserves the best care, and with our St John Dental sedation practices, you can achieve just that. Book an appointment today at stjohnhealth.com.au
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