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18 Apr 2020

Relax in the Dentist’s Chair with Sedation Dentistry

If you are afraid of the dentist or you have an exceedingly low pain threshold, sedation dentistry may be just what the doctor ordered: literally. If you quake with fear or have a knot in the pit of your stomach whenever you even think of going to the dentist, you are not alone. A lot of people have dental phobias which are so bad they refuse treatment until they hurt so bad they can’t stand it anymore.

Luckily for anyone with a dental phobia, sedation dentistry can make your visit pleasant, reducing anxiety and eliminating pain. At Joondalup City Dental, we use sedation dentistry on all procedures from basic cleaning to more involved procedures such as wisdom teeth removal.

How Sedation Dentistry Works

Sedation dentistry is a process where we give you medicine to help you relax during a procedure. This is often called “sleep dentistry,” but we don’t always put you to sleep. We allow you to choose your preferred level of sedation:

Minimal sedation means you are awake, but mildly sedated and very relaxed.

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