Painless dental treatment and sedation dentistry in Central HK
If you are suffering from dental issues such as tooth decay or gum disease, it can be difficult to make an appointment to treat the problem if you are afraid that the procedure will be painful or anxiety-provoking. However, it is essential to receive proper dental care to restore your mouth to health and maintain your beautiful smile for years to come. Dr. Titania Tong in Central HK understands this and offers gentle, painless dental treatments as well as sedation dentistry options for patients who suffer from dental phobias or anxieties.
At Dr. Titania Tong’s dental practice, our goal is to make every patient comfortable from the moment they step in the office through their recovery. While some dental procedures involve incisions or drilling, modern advances in dental anesthetics and methods enable us to deliver your dental care painlessly and effectively. During any procedure where anesthetic is needed, we first administer a topical spray so you hardly feel anything when Dr. Tong gently administers the local anesthetic in the area that will be treated. Dr. Tong will always check that the area of work is fully numb before starting. This will ensure that the patient is fully comfortable before commencement.
Sedation dentistry choices
Many patients suffer from dental phobias or anxieties that often stem from a painful or traumatic experience in the dental chair. These fears can be debilitating and strong enough to prevent patients from receiving dental care that they truly need for the health of their mouth and body. Some patients even suffer from dental pain for months on end because their aversion to seeing the dentist is so strong. Dr. Titania Tong understands these dental fears and is here to help guide you through your dental treatment process without pain or anxiety. She offers two sedation dentistry options for patients who dread visiting the dentist so that they can receive the dental care they truly need.
- Oral sedation: This is the most common type of sedation used in dentistry today, and simply involves taking pills before your visit. These pills relieves anxiety, helping you feel calmer and have less of a reaction to external stimuli. With oral sedation, you can remain fully awake during your appointment, but some patients become so comfortable that they actually fall asleep during their procedure! Because of the effects of the sedation, we advise all patients to take the day off work and to arrange for a companion to drive you to and from your appointment. One of the things that patients love most about oral sedation is that they often have little memory of the appointment, so it does not contribute to their existing dental fears.
- IV sedation: For some patients, such as those who will be undergoing more advanced procedures or multiple procedures in one appointment, IV sedation can be a great choice. A trained anesthetist administers sedation intravenously and then closely monitors you throughout your treatment to ensure your safety and adjust the dose of sedation as needed.
Whichever method of sedation you choose, we want you to feel confident about your dental treatment and to help you have a pleasant experience. With sedation dentistry, your stress and fear prior to your appointment is greatly reduced, you are able to get the dental care you need, and it helps you begin to develop a more positive mindset about dental care and form a trusting relationship with your dentist. All of this contributes to a healthier smile and a reduced likelihood that you’ll need to spend extra time and money at the dentist for restorative treatments in the future!
Restore your smile to health without pain
From preventive check-ups and cleanings to restorative treatments such as root canal therapy or tooth extractions, Dr. Titania Tong and her team of dental professionals are here to provide compassionate care and keep you comfortable during all dental procedures so that you can benefit from a healthy smile for your lifetime. To learn more about the measures Dr. Tong takes to keep you pain- and anxiety-free, call her Central, HK dental practice today at 852 2810 1801.