Having empathy for patients is a very important part of a dental practice. It does not matter how old you are, there is a possibility that you may harbour anxiety over the idea of sitting in the dentist's chair. We have consulted with patients who have even avoided seeing the dentist because they felt so anxious about treatment.
It is our philosophy that no patient should dread visiting the dentist. Therefore, our team operates in ways that allow our patients to feel most comfortable during any type of treatment. We believe that any procedure can and should be tolerable and pain-free. To that end, we begin every treatment session with the application of topical anaesthetic. Dr. Titania is so light handed that patients barely feel the pinch when the local anesthetic is administered.
Dental professionals are no different than any of our patients. We, too, visit the dentist. Some of us have had substandard experiences. It is with this in mind that we approach the type of care we supply to our valued patients. Using the right amount of anaesthetic and very gentle techniques, we ensure that any treatment you receive will produce no pain, only stellar results.
We know there are those for whom local anaesthetic does not provide the level of emotional comfort that is needed for dental treatment to commence. In such instances, a patient who is feeling quite anxious about treatment can discuss options for sedation. We offer two types of sedation in our practice in order to best meet the needs of our patients.
The most common form of sedation used in dentistry today is oral sedation. Using this method, a patient simply takes one pill the night before and one pill the morning of treatment. He or she will need to arrange for a ride to and from our office, and is advised to take the rest of the day off. Oral sedatives work to slow the central nervous system, making responses to external stimulation significantly low. This allows the patient to feel calm and comfortable during treatment while remaining fully conscious. Some patients become so relaxed in the chair that they fall asleep. Perhaps one of the best things about the use of oral sedatives is that, come the following day, the patient will have no recollection of treatment.
IV sedation is also used in certain scenarios, perhaps if a patient is undergoing a more complex procedure. This form of sedation is administered by an anaesthetist who closely monitors the patient while our team is performing treatment.
Pain does not have to be associated with dental visits. To experience pain-free dentistry, contact us for your consultation.