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Staying Awake: Why IV Sedation is better for you

Posted on: March 14th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

Intravenous Sedation or Conscious Sedation is used to provide a stress-free experience for patients who suffer from the common anxiety dental phobia, the fear of dentists.  Many people are too afraid to visit the dentist, even for simple treatments, and imagine a general anaesthetic would be the answer to their problems.

However, a general anaesthetic is not without risks, making intravenous sedation the better choice.  Dental phobia is a common problem and hinders people from receiving both conventional dental care and more complex dental procedures. Same Day Teeth Suite explains the benefits of sedation dentistry to help you overcome your fears and make the best choice, building trust and restoring your smile.

What are the advantages of intravenous sedation?

The main advantage of intravenous sedation is the patient quickly becomes relaxed and calm but remains in control while receiving pain-free treatment.  IV sedation is safe and potent when administered by a trained professional. The sedative drugs create such a soporific experience, most patients don’t even remember their visit to the dentist. A local anaesthetic will prevent the patient from feeling any pain in the nerves. Injections are administered only when you are already sedated and at ease.

A level of consciousness is maintained with sedation dentistry so you can communicate with your dentist at all times and to keep you safe.  Many patients are unaware their treatment has taken hours to perform and feel they have only been sedated for minutes. Therefore, complex dental procedures that normally require multiple visits can often be performed in one or two visits.

With a general anaesthetic, the patient has to be admitted to hospital where an anaesthetist will administer high doses of the drugs required to render the patient unconscious and oblivious to the entire procedure. However, such a high level of drugs can leave the patient feeling debilitated before they work their way through your system and you get back to normal.

Why is Intravenous Sedation right for you?

If you are afraid of the dentist because you can’t tolerate the drill or injections or for whatever reason, Intravenous Sedation will ensure you receive dental care without anxiety or pain.  Same Day Teeth Suite wants to make dental phobia a thing of the past by introducing their patients to sedation dentistry whenever needed. You remain in control at all times, but you will be totally relaxed and anxiety free.  A General Anesthetic is part of a surgical procedure requiring the added expense of employing an anaesthetist and a hospital theatre.  In addition, you will need to take time off to recover.  Intravenous Sedation is administered in the dentist’s practice, is considerably less expensive and takes little time to recover from.

Because sedation dentistry resolves some of the phobias that prevent people from going to the dentist on a regular basis, sedation dentistry enables patients to receive the care they need but have avoided.  Patients will, with the help they need, start to care for their teeth and oral health before it is too late and they need drastic treatment or lose their teeth.

Choosing your Sedation Dentist

Experience and expertise are of vital importance when choosing a dentist not only to carry out your treatment but to administer intravenous sedation.  Not only are your dentist’s credentials essential but complete trust and communication.  Take your time to select a dentist and meet with them not only to discuss your diagnosis and treatment but your specific needs, in relation to your fears and anxieties.  Ask the dentist what types of sedation they use and how this will be tailored to meet your needs.

10 Brave Ways to Care for your Teeth

Posted on: March 7th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

You might think you are stuck between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, you know your teeth are deteriorating, but on the other you are terrified of the dentist. You hide your smile from colleagues, friends and family, and the condition of your teeth might be making you depressed. You might be totally aware, unless you receive treatment, you could have decay, a painful infection or worse still, lose a tooth. However brave you might try to be, you still can’t pluck up the courage to make it over the threshold of the clinic and have a confident smile to face the world. You are not alone with your fears. Help is at hand with the Same Day Teeth Suite.  

1# Trust

The first thing you need to know is all our dentists are friendly and reassuring.  They will not rush you into making any decisions for treatment. With a dentist you can trust, you can start to let go of your fear.

2# Modern Clinic

Our clinics are peaceful, relaxing places, far removed from the medical surgeries of yesteryear.

3# Dental Phobia

Most importantly, our dentists are trained in sedation dentistry, understand all aspects of dental phobia; the fear of white coats, the fear of needles, the fear of the drill, claustrophobia and loss of control.  Whatever your particular anxiety, they can help.

4# Get to know us

To begin combating your nightmare, and start caring for your teeth, make an appointment to meet and get to know your dentist and come in for a friendly chat.

5# Let us take a look

Make an appointment for a diagnosis. At least you will know how much or how little work needs to be done. Nobody will hurry you into treatment. Take your time and schedule a date when you are ready.

6# You’re Not Alone

Perhaps you are more comfortable with a partner or friend to accompany you. By all means, bring along a trusted friend or relation.

7# The ‘Magic’ Wand

If you need a filling and are frightened of having an anaesthetic in the traditional way, with an injection and needle, we have a great alternative; the Wand.  A clever device, the Wand is a computerised needle-free method of delivering anaesthetic so you won’t feel a thing.

8# IV Sedation

You can have IV sedation to prevent you from feeling anything during any aspect of treatment. All you have to do is drift away into a dream-like state. You might be missing a tooth and need an implant, or you might need more extensive restoration. Everything is now possible with a trusted dentist by your side.

9# Deep Sedation with An Anaesthetist

And for more complex treatments, you can have a deeper for IV sedation administered by an Anaesthetist.

10# Confidence

Our dentists take dental phobia very seriously.  No matter how trivial or how serious you might consider your anxiety, we can assist. We know it is a brave step for you to seek our help.

Are you worried about your teeth but too scared to see the dentist? We would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below and we will answer any concerns you have.

Find the Daredevil in Yourself by Replacing Your Missing Teeth Painlessly

Posted on: February 28th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

Even heroes amongst us can be afraid of the dentist, either as a result of a traumatic experience as a child or simply by using your imagination.  Nevertheless, the horror of visiting the dentist has stayed with you. Same Day Teeth Suite can banish your demons once and for all and replace your missing teeth painlessly.

You may be missing one, or more teeth and be missing out on so much in life. If you are missing a tooth, you can lose your confidence, even amongst family members, and decline to participate in so many activities, hiding away.  You want your teeth replaced, but you don’t think you are brave enough.  If you are missing teeth, you may be feeling totally depressed. Eating may be awkward, with food getting lodged between your remaining teeth as they shift position, increasing the risk of decay and gum disease.  And to cap it all, you think you need a facelift, as your muscles slacken around your mouth, making you feel old before your time.  Not only are you afraid of the dentist, but you are also afraid you may end up with dentures like your grandmother’s; the butt of so many old jokes.

Fear not, everything changes and help is at hand.  Modern advancements in dentistry and sedation make a visit to the dentist to replace missing teeth a painless experience.  Something to be welcomed, not avoided. Dental surgeries are no longer clinical and hostile but exude the peaceful atmosphere more akin to a spa than somewhere medical. And, once you have taken the first brave step through the door, advanced sedation techniques allow you to relax totally in safe hands and remain totally in control. And, just as dentistry sedation has improved beyond recognition, so have the options for replacing missing teeth.  

Depending on how many teeth you are missing, the condition and health of your mouth and remaining teeth, you may choose between dentures, bridges or dental implants.  Modern false teeth, or crowns, are all individually crafted to look as natural as possible, simulating real teeth and restoring your smile.

If you are considering replacing missing teeth, your treatment options include:

  • Dentures (also called false teeth) – A frame of metal or plastic individually fitted to your mouth with simulated teeth attached.
  • Bridges – Simulated teeth that are fixed to the adjacent remaining natural teeth.
  • Dental implants – Titanium poles that are surgically fitted in the jaw to simulate the root of the tooth to which dentures, crowns or bridges are securely attached.

Every patient is different and has a different set of needs. Why not book a consultation at Same Day Teeth to see which option is most suitable for you. We offer a FREE consultation where you can discuss your fears and options at length with one of our experienced dentists.