One of the most common fears among adults and children is going to the dentist. It causes stress and anxiety in a lot of people and results in delays in check-ups which also leads to further dental problems.
We recognize this fear and focus on creating a calm and gentle experience for you. Just remember the longer you delay your visit the worse your fear and the dental condition becomes.
Our initial examination and consultation will involve uncovering your dental problems and discuss the different solutions available for you and discuss the solution with you. We listen to your concerns and worries and can even offer methods to reduce your anxiety or fear.
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective technique for reducing fear and anxiety in patients. It is inhaled via a small nasal mask and is often referred to as laughing gas.
Not only is it a safe method, it is also quickly eliminated from the body. You will remain awake and able to interact with the dentist.
Nitrous oxide has the added benefit of reducing the gag reflex in patients who have sensitive palates.
Before using Nitrous Oxide we recommend not eating anything 2 hours prior.
For those who are more anxious, we also offer light oral sedation which has a stronger effect than nitrous oxide. With our light oral sedation you will feel sleepy however will still have the ability to respond to the dentist.
As the side effects of light oral sedation can leave you drowsy after, we require you to have someone available to pick you up.
Please note: Minor side effects of oral sedation may include nausea or vomiting.
Over the last two decades we have grown to include four Dentists, three Oral Health Therapists and six support staff.
Our highly-trained team strive to provide the same patient-focused care that underpinned Dentist of Ivanhoe Central’s high quality and family friendly reputation.
We incorporate modern technologies with current techniques to help you achieve a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. We offer a comprehensive range of services, local referrals to specialists if required and after-hours appointments for your convenience.
Our dentists are all members of the Australian Dental Association and are local to the Ivanhoe area, so it would be no surprise if you have seen us out-and-about in the community.