Twilight Sedation – Stay awake, relax and feel no pain!

Are you one of those people who put off going to the dentist, sometimes for years due to the fear of possibly having to undergo painful dental procedures?  These fears may have been well-founded in years gone by; however, dentistry has come a long way.

Our team at The Dental Lounge understand the anxiety some people experience when it comes to visiting the dentist and are pleased to offer an anxiety-free solution known as ‘Twilight-Sedation.’  While other practices also provide this form of sedation, our uniqueness is that we are the only dental practice in Queensland providing intravenous sedation administered by a highly trained in-house specialist anaesthetist, as opposed to a dentist who has attended a 2-day workshop.

This type of sedation is not like a full general anaesthetic administered by an anaesthetist in a hospital.  You remain awake; however, your state of mind is extremely relaxed.  It’s often described as like dreaming in a calm and sleepy way, not really noticing the dental procedure that’s taking place.  We find that many people are so relaxed that they do often fall asleep for the majority of the procedure, however this is not a guarantee.

Benefits of Twilight Sedation:

  • Reduces anxiety
  • The patient remains conscious and is still able to respond to instructions given by the dentist  
  • Minimises the need to perform dental care in a hospital setting, which uses general anaesthesia
  • Aids patients who suffer from a gag reflex during dental procedures
  • Gained confidence during future visits to the dentist!

Beneficial for the following treatments:

  • Wisdom teeth removal
  • Dental Implants
  • Fillings
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Complex or multiple dental procedures can be completed in one visit 
  • And, other treatments as recommended by your dentist.

If you suffer anxiety, perhaps due to past negative dental experiences, or just want to enjoy the benefits of the latest pain-free procedures available – Twilight Sedation could be the option for you.  Alternatively, if this level of sedation seems unnecessary for your specific treatment, we can provide other options.

A vast majority of dental problems are preventable, and our team at The Dental Lounge is passionate when it comes to providing the most comfortable dental treatments possible, using the latest technology in restorative and preventative dentistry to help you achieve  optimum oral health.  Click here to view our services.  

So, don’t procrastinate, be proactive and contact us today to make an appointment, The Dental Lounge, Robina - phone (07) 5580 8855. 

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