We understand that visiting the dentist can be a source of anxiety for many patients.
At Lifetime Dental Care, we are committed to providing a compassionate and supportive environment, ensuring that your dental experience is as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We offer a range of anxiety relief options to help make your visit to our practice a stress-free one.
First and foremost, it’s essential to know that you are not alone in experiencing dental anxiety. Many people share similar concerns and fears when it comes to dental visits. Our dedicated team at Lifetime Dental Care is here to listen to your anxieties, understand your concerns, and work together with you to develop a personalized plan that addresses your specific needs.
We offer several anxiety relief options to help create a calm and relaxed environment for your dental treatments. These options include:
Intravenous (IV) Sedation: Intravenous (IV) sedation, also known as twilight sedation, involves the administration of a sedative medication through an IV line. This method induces a deeply relaxed state while allowing you to remain conscious and responsive. IV sedation is provided and monitored by a highly qualified anaesthetist in our practice to ensure your safety and comfort throughout your dental procedure.
Happy Gas (RA): Happy Gas, also known as Relative Analgesia (RA) or nitrous oxide, is a safe and effective form of sedation that helps reduce anxiety and discomfort during dental treatments. Nitrous oxide is a colourless, odourless gas that is inhaled through a small mask placed over your nose. It induces a state of relaxation and can make your dental experience more enjoyable.
Oral Sedation: For individuals with moderate to severe dental anxiety, oral sedation may be recommended. This involves taking a prescribed medication prior to your appointment, which helps you relax and reduces anxiety. You will remain awake during the procedure, but you may feel drowsy and experience a sense of calm.
In addition to our anxiety relief options, we provide additional provisions to ensure your comfort and well-being during your dental visit. These may include:
Gentle Approach: Our kind and understanding team takes a gentle approach to dental care, ensuring that every step of your treatment is carried out with care and empathy.
Open Communication: We encourage open communication with our patients. Feel free to share any concerns or anxieties you may have, and we will take the time to listen and address them appropriately.
Distraction Techniques: We offer various distraction techniques such as music or television with our headphones, allowing you to focus on something other than your dental procedure and promoting a more relaxed state.
Breaks and Support: We understand that dental treatments can be overwhelming. If you need a break or additional support during your procedure, our caring team will be there to accommodate your needs and ensure your well-being.
Your oral health is important, and we are here to support you every step of the way. If you experience dental anxiety, we encourage you to reach out to our compassionate team at Lifetime Dental Care. We will work together to explore the anxiety relief options that best suit your needs, ensuring that you receive the dental care you deserve in a comfortable and anxiety-free environment.