Relax at the dentist: Conscious IV sedation is available at Evans Dental

March 29, 2013

We know that a lot of people come to the beach for relaxation, that’s why here at Evans Dental we want to make you as comfortable as possible when visiting our practice in Mermaid Beach.


Does going to the dentist make you nauseous? Or does the thought of needles and drills make you faint? Here at Evans Dental, Mermaid Beach we offer Intravenous Conscious Sedation to make your time at the dentist just as comfortable and relaxing as taking a nap.

Why do people fear the dentist?

Fear of the dentist is a common ailment for a lot of people in Australia. There are 3 different types of the dental room jitters. These include:

Dental Anxiety

This commonly affects people who are having a treatment they’ve never experienced before. It is more commonly known as fear of the unknown and it generally affects people who experience anxiety in other parts of life as well.

‘Fear’ of the Dentist

Fear of the dentist is the most common as it’s referred to as someone who has experienced the treatment before and is fearing doing it again. This fear may occur because they have embellished their last experience at the dentist negatively in their mind or they had a bad experience.

Dental Phobia

A phobia is defined as an irrational fear of the dentist. This is the worst of the three and can result in the sufferer avoiding the dentist for long periods of time – even years – which can detrimentally affect their oral health. Someone who has dental phobia will avoid the dentist at all costs even if that means enduring pain.

What is Intravenous Conscious Sedation?

Intravenous Conscious Sedation is a form of IV sedation which involves an anti-anxiety drug being administered through the arm. You will remain conscious during your procedure however your pain and nervousness will be numbed by the anti-anxiety medication as well as local anaesthetic.

Why do I have to be conscious?

As Intravenous Conscious Sedation takes you into a realm of deep relaxation you will no longer be fearful of your procedure. The fact that you are conscious allows your dentist at Evans Dental, Mermaid Beach to engage with you about your procedure and allows you to respond to any requests which they might be have.

Is it safe?

Here at Evans Dental, Mermaid Beach we’re extremely concerned with your safety and comfort that’s why we only offer the most trusted procedures. All of our specially-trained dentists will be more than happy to cater to your needs, however, pregnant women, intoxicated people, glaucoma sufferers, people with CNS depression or people allergic to benzodiazepines must consult with one of our dentists before they are permitted to undergo the IV sedation option. Even if you’re not permitted Evans Dental will still make sure your dental experience is a positive and calm one through our kind staff and blissful surroundings.

At Evans Dental our dedicated staff of dentists are here to make sure that your smile is as healthy and natural looking as you desire while making you feel comfortable. It is our aim to give each patient from start to finish friendly and relaxing dental care to ensure you get the best smile.

If you would like to know more about Intravenous Conscious Sedation or know more about our cosmetic procedures, book an appointment online or contact us.

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry by Evans Dental

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