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Sedation Dentistry

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, your dentist will begin every treatment session with the application of topical anaesthetic and 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 practices 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 pills the night before and pills 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 relieve anxiety and make responses to external stimulation significantly lower. 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 it’s easy and effective.

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. The good thing about this type of sedation is that there is no memory of the event afterwards and as such can be a safe and effective way to treat children.

Pain does not have to be associated with dental visits. Contact your dentist to learn more on sedation dentistry.

Dr. Titania Tong
Dr. Titania has over 30 years of experience. She was born in Hong Kong, but grew up in England, where she completed her undergraduate education and received her degree in dentistry from Guy's Hospital Dental School at the University of London. She practiced general dentistry in London for a period of four years, and then returned to Hong Kong in 1987, where she spent the next decade working in a large group practice before establishing her own dental clinic in 1999.

Dr. Titania Tong is committed to the overall health of her patients and operates an amalgam-free dental practice. She practices amalgam safe removal using the SMART technique.

Dr. Tong practices holistic dentistry, while also focusing on cosmetic work and offers a wide range of dental services for the whole family.

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