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Viewmont Dental Centre | Sedation in VICTORIA


Dr. Gurjit Gakhal                         Family / Sedation / Implants          



sedationpic.jpgWhat if you could have all your dentistry that you have been putting off for years in the conventional dental office in one or two comfortable visits?

At Viewmont Dental Centre we try our best to make your visit as comfortable as possible.  However, for some this is not enough.

You should consider sedation if any of the following are true.

  • You have been avoiding regular dental appointments due to anxiety
  • You would rather endure a toothache than see a dentist
  • You have anxiety or fear about dental treatment
  • You have a strong gag reflex 
  • You need extensive dental work
  • You need your wisdom teeth extracted
  • You have highly sensitive teeth
  • You have difficulty sitting still in the dental chair
  • You have a Movement disorder


What is Sedation Dentistry?

At Viewmont Dental Centre we offer two kinds of Sedation:  
Oral Sedation and IV Sedation.  

Oral Sedation 

Oral Sedation is often referred to as Axiolosis.   It will provide mild sedation that will make you much less anxious.   You will respond normally to all verbal commands, but be in a dreamy state (you are awake).  Cognitive function and coordination may be impaired, but you will otherwise be normal.   Often you will not remember your appointment in its entirety.   If you are Anxious, Oral sedation is a good option for cleanings and relatively simple dental appointments.

IV sedation

Is for the highly fearful patient or for long complicated procedures including wisdom tooth extraction.   During IV Sedation you will be moderately sedated.  This means that although you will not truely be asleep, you will be in a highly relaxed state, you will often doze, but will be responsive to instructions such as "open your mouth."  At the end of the appointment you will not remember some or all of the procedure.


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