Sedation Options in Kalamunda

Dental sedation is an ideal way to help ease anxiety and make dental procedures more comfortable. If you’re interested in learning more about sedation options, call the Hills Family Dental Centre. We would be happy to answer any of your questions.

Dental Visits Don't Have To Be Scary. Have A Comfortable Experience With Our Sedation Options.

Going to the dentist can be a scary experience, especially if you’re unfamiliar with all the ‌sedation options. You may feel like you have to choose between enduring a painful procedure or skipping it altogether, but that’s not the case. 

Sedation options can help you relax and make your dental appointment more comfortable. Sedatives calm and relax a patient before, during, or after a dental procedure. 

Hills Family Dental Centre offers a variety of sedation options to help you feel at ease during your visit. It can be used for various dental procedures, from simple cleanings to more complex ones like tooth extractions or dental implants. We want to ensure you have a positive experience and leave our office confident about your smile.

Call our office today to learn more about our sedation options and schedule your appointment.

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Reasons Why You May
Need Sedation Options

Ease Anxiety

Some people are so fearful of the dentist that they cannot even bring themselves to sit in the chair. Dental sedation can help these people get the care they need without panicking.

Manage Worse Pain

If you have sensitive teeth and gums, the dental drills and other devices used during a procedure can be painful. Sedation can help you get through your treatment with less or no pain.

Tooth Extractions

Some patients may be too young or elderly to sit still through a dental procedure. Dental sedation can help these patients get the care they need without having to struggle.

Comfortable Experience

If you have had a traumatic experience at the dentist, sedation can help you have a more positive experience this time.

Manage Overly Sensitive Gag Reflex

Dental procedures are uncomfortable and painful, especially for people with strong gag reflexes. Sedation can help to relax the patient and eliminate the gag reflex, making the dental procedure much more comfortable.

Shorter Treatment Times

Sedation can help to make it possible for dental professionals to complete more comprehensive treatment procedures in a single visit. This is especially beneficial for patients who have busy schedules or need to return to work or their daily activities as soon as possible.

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Book An Appointment Today And Experience Amazing Dental Care

Book an appointment at Hills Family Dental Centre today and experience why we have been the trusted dentist in Kalamunda for over 30 years and have been servicing thousands of happy patients since we opened. Our dental clinic is proud to be family-oriented, and we welcome patients of all ages.

Why Choose Hills Family Dental Centre

We provide exceptional dental care and service to all ages so everyone can feel confident and comfortable with their smiles.

We put your dental health and comfort at the heart of every decision

Hills Family Dental Centre uses the latest dental technology to allow us to diagnose and treat dental problems with greater accuracy and efficiency and improve the overall patient experience.

Hills Family Dental Centre offers a wide range of payment options so that you can get the dental care you need without breaking the bank.

Hills Family Dental Centre is ADA-accredited. You can trust us to provide you and your family with the highest quality and safety standards.

The caring dentists at Hills Family Dental Centre are highly-experienced and trained to provide gentle, safe, and effective dental services to help clients achieve and maintain healthy smiles for life. 

We aim to improve your oral health by educating and supporting you through every stage of our treatment plan.

Dental professionals also keep themselves updated with the latest information about dental treatments and dental tools to ensure they are always up to date on the latest advancements in techniques and procedures in dentistry.

We have financing options available, as well as a variety of dental insurance plans that will cover most of your costs.

With so many ways to pay, we make it simple to achieve the smile of your dreams.

We look forward to providing all of your dental care needs in a comfortable environment with the highest standards of sterilization and hygiene.

We Accept All Health Funds and
Have Multiple Payment Plan Options
To Suit Your Needs

Frequently Asked Questions
About Sedation Options

There are four main types of dental sedation:

  • Nitrous oxide: Nitrous oxide is a gas typically administered through a mask placed over the nose. Nitrous oxide works by inhibiting the body’s ability to process pain signals. Hence, patients feel calm, with little to no pain during dental procedures. The effects typically wear off within minutes after the mask is removed, and you will be able to drive yourself home.
  • Oral conscious sedation: You take these pills an hour before your procedure. It works to help you feel relaxed and disconnected from the procedure. Patients remain awake and able to respond to questions or commands. Dentists often use oral conscious sedation for longer procedures or for patients who experience anxiety at the dentist to help ease both physical and psychological discomfort.
  • Intravenous (IV) sedation: Medication is delivered directly to the bloodstream through an IV. IV sedation takes effect more quickly, making it ideal for patients who are anxious or have a strong gag reflex and those who require longer or more complex dental procedures.
  • General anesthesia: Dental general anesthesia numbs the entire mouth region. It works by causing the patient to become unconscious by delivering a gas or intravenous (IV) medication, or both. General anesthesia is often the option for longer dental procedures, such as extractions, implants, or root canals. General anesthesia’s effects last a few hours after the procedure.

Each type has its unique benefits and risks. Your dentist will help you choose the best type of sedation for your needs based on your medical history, the procedure being performed, and your personal preferences.

There are several benefits to having sedation options in dental treatments.

  • Sedation can manage pain and help make you feel more at ease and relaxed during your visit.
  • Sedation can also help minimise any anxiety or fear about your treatment.
  • Sedation can also help to make the treatment process go more quickly and smoothly.
  • Sedation can help minimise discomfort or pain during their treatment.

There are different types of sedation; each one has a different onset time or the ‌time it takes for the sedative to take effect. 

General anesthesia can take up to 30 minutes to work, while IV sedation usually kicks in within five minutes. Oral sedatives typically start working within 60 minutes. However, this varies depending on the person and the dosage administered.

All types of dental sedation are safe if used and administered correctly. However, it is important to talk to your dentist about which type of sedation is best for you. Not everyone can use every type of sedation; some people may be more likely to have side effects from the medication. 

Your dentist can tell you which type of dental sedation is best for you and how much you should take.

Once the sedation kicks in, you can expect to feel very relaxed. You may also feel a little lightheaded and sleepy. This is all normal, and you should relax and enjoy the experience. You may have a mild “hangover” effect when the drugs wear off, but this will go away within a few hours. 

It is best to have someone take you home and help you settle in. You should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery for the rest of the day.

Following your dentist’s instructions carefully after being sedated is important, as there may be specific guidelines about what you can and cannot do.

It depends on the individual policy and the circumstances of your sedation procedure. Contact your fund or private health insurance company for more information about your coverage. In most cases, major health funds do not commonly cover the cost of dental sedation as they consider it an elective procedure. 

However, if you have a specific medical condition that requires sedation for dental treatment, your fund may cover some or all of the costs. If you are required to have sedation for a dental procedure, be sure to let your dentist know so they can bill your health fund correctly.

You can also call our office to learn more about sedation dentistry options and its cost. We would be happy to discuss your dental needs, provide you with a quote for the services you are interested in, and book appointments for you.