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Archeologists have found evidence of the first dental fillings from between 7,500 and 9,000 years ago

Sedation dentistry to ease fear and anxiety

At Adelaide Dental Solutions we offer on site Sedation Dentistry for those who suffer dental anxiety during treatment or for those who are undergoing minor surgical procedures.
We offer various forms of sedation
  • Penthrox Sedation
  • Intravenous Sedation via a visiting anaesthetist
As we are located within a health facility we also have access to medical doctors who can offer other forms pharmacological sedation where appropriate.

Dental anxiety is a very real barrier to oral health. Approximately 16% of Australian adults have high dental anxiety. Dental anxiety not only results in poorer oral health, but also to reduced frequency of dental visiting. People with dental anxiety are afraid to visit the dentist and are also more likely to cancel a dental appointment or fail to attend on the day of the appointment.

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Penthrox sedation

Need something to take the edge off your anxiety for your appointment? For those who suffer anxiety during treatment, Penthrox can be a simple & safe solution. Penthrox is a gas administered through a hand-held inhaler that will both sedate you and reduce discomfort.

Intravenous sedation

Some people prefer not to have dentistry work performed while awake. In these instances, we can bring in a specialist anaesthetist to administer intravenous (IV) sedation for your appointment. IV sedation will put you in a semi-awake state, and you will have little memory of the treatment.

Intravenous sedation

Some people prefer not to have dentistry work performed while awake. In these instances, we can bring in a specialist anaesthetist to administer intravenous (IV) sedation for your appointment. IV sedation will put you in a semi-awake state, and you will have little memory of the treatment.

Why we can support you with dental anxiety

Multiple Sedation Options Available

In addition to Penthrox and IV sedation, our facility also has medical doctors who can offer oral sedation options where appropriate.

Caring And Supportive Staff

Our friendly team are experienced in helping patients with dental anxiety, and will calmly and reassuringly support you throughout your visit.

Comfortable and welcoming facility

Everything about our practice has been designed to help you feel at home – from private rooms with AV systems to play your favourite television and music, to diffused essential oils to help you stay relaxed

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of sedation dentistry are available?
Inhaled sedation will help you relax and provide mild pain relief.

Oral sedation given by a doctor will make you drowsy but you’ll still be able to stay awake.

IV sedation is administered intravenously, and will put you in a semi-awake state, where you will be able to respond to verbal commands and physical touch, but are unlikely to have any memory of the procedure.

Will I need to go to hospital for IV sedation?

No, ‘in most cases’ the anaesthetist can perform the sedation onsite

How much will IV sedation cost?
The fee will be discussed and advised after your consult with the anaesthetist.
Can a dentist perform IV sedation?
No, your IV sedation will be performed by a specialist anaesthetist. They will make an appointment with you beforehand to discuss your medical history.
Can I drive after my appointment?
For inhaled Penthrox sedation, you may be able to drive but we recommend bringing someone with you in case it causes you to feel nauseous or drowsy. For oral and IV sedation you will need someone else to drive you home.

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