Sedation Dentistry Archives - Corinna Dental Group

Slothful Avoidance: When Was Your Last Checkup?

Continuing its theme of the Seven Sporting Sins, the Australian Dental Association tackles the sin of Slothful Avoidance and asks us to consider: “When Was Your Last Checkup” The statistics for Australia are really pretty grim: despite the fact that dental services are plentiful, many Australians still don’t visit the dentist regularly. This is just …Read More

How Corinna Dental Group Approaches Intravenous Sedation Dentistry

  People who are nervous about dentistry may be fearful of any or every aspect of dentistry. Some even find it difficult just to walk into the building, and many find that the smells, sounds and look of the equipment are enough to set their hearts racing. We are also aware that part of a …Read More

Qualifications of Dentist Offering IV Sedation Dentistry

    To be able to provide intravenous sedation safely, both the dentist and the practice need to meet strict requirements that have been set out by our national health body, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). (AHPRA is the organisation responsible for the implementation of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme across Australia.) The …Read More

What does Intravenous Sedation Dentistry cost?

    There is an additional cost associated with sedation dentistry to cover the additional staff, equipment and the materials required in each appointment. The fee also allows us to continue to invest in our ongoing training so that we can be sure that Corinna Dental Group can offer the best environment for this type …Read More

Who Is In The Room During An Intravenous Sedation Dentistry Appointment?

    The drugs that are used to sedate a patient during an IV sedation appointment have the potential to put the health of that patient at risk if they aren’t used properly. This is why the legislation of the ACT and Australia is very strict: it requires that the practitioner performing the sedation is …Read More

What happens during an IV Sedation Dentistry Appointment?

    Your first appointment will be a consultation appointment. It’s an opportunity for you to come in, to meet Dr Chris Hardwicke and the Corinna Dental staff, to familiarise yourself with the environment. We’ll assess your clinical needs and talk you through the whole process so that you’ll have a clear understanding as to what’s …Read More

Can Any Type Of Treatment Be Done Under Intravenous Sedation?

    The short answer is yes. Just about any type of dental care, including dental x-rays and impressions for crown and bridge work, can be carried out whilst the patient is in the relaxed state brought about be the use of intravenous sedation. The main exception would be the fitting of orthodontic braces, which is …Read More

Is Intravenous Sedation Dentistry a good option for people who are very nervous about dentistry?

    Many Canberrans are very nervous about attending dental appointments, for a vast array of reasons. Unfortunately, many postpone much needed dental treatment indefinitely because of their anxiety. This is where having treatment done under Intravenous Sedation can be of great benefit for the anxious dental patient. When intravenous sedation has been administered, the patient …Read More

Can Anyone Have Intravenous Sedation Dentistry?

    Intravenous sedation dentistry is unfortunately not suitable for everybody. The two extremes of age— the very young and the very old—are more unpredictable in their responses to the medications that are used to achieve a state of sedation. Special care must be taken with these two groups of people. Also, patients who have a complicated medical …Read More

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

    People sometimes wonder whether Intravenous Sedation is a safe means of having their dentistry performed, especially once they become aware that the sedation is achieved by introducing sedative drugs directly into their body through a vein.