Dental anxiety can be the result of past bad experience or a fear of needles. Thanks to modern advances in dental technology, at our offices in Ramsgate (near Kogarah and Rockdale in St George) and Woollahra, we offer a range of treatments and anaesthetic options to help anxious patients.
Dr Rammo and our team at justSMILE practice compassionate dentistry, and understand that some people can become apprehensive about attending dental appointments.
Let us know if you experience anxiety about receiving dental care, as we have a range of ways to ensure your visit is as comfortable as possible.
Whatever your individual level of anxiety may be, our office is committed to making sure your visit is as comfortable, quick and easy as possible.
Whether you’re afraid of needles, want some help relaxing or need a dentist who is gentle and understands; justSMILE has you covered.
At justSMILE we provide:
Your oral health is important, so if you have any worries about your treatment please speak to one of our team members if you feel you may need some extra time and attention during your care. We are more than happy to assist you in any way we can to ensure your comfort, and will take the time to explain the dental treatments in detail with you.
What oral sedation can do for you:
Oral sedation is to help you ease back in the dental chair and relax. Many patients who don’t like needles opt for oral sedation.
Dr. Rammo explains on this video about strategies and ways to overcome your dental anxiety.
Most of our patients are good candidates for sleep dentistry. The reason for this is because we carefully administer and monitor sedation at all times while it is in use.
We will review your health and medical history to determine if sedation is right for your needs. During your consultation appointment, we will go over the different options that we have available in our office.
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective technique for reducing fear and anxiety in dental patients. It is inhaled via a small mask and is often referred to as “laughing gas”. You will remain awake and are able to interact with the dentist. Nitrous oxide has the added benefit of reducing the gag reflex in patients who have sensitive palates. Before having nitrous oxide, we recommend not eating anything for at least two hours prior to your appointment.
For those who are more anxious, we also offer light oral sedation which has a stronger effect than nitrous oxide. With our light oral sedation you will feel sleepy however will still have the ability to reply to the dentist. As the side effect of light oral sedation can leave you drowsy after, we require you to have someone available to pick you up.
* minor side effects of oral sedation may include nausea and vomiting.
Dentists often recommend this option for those with:
Fear of visiting the dentist
An overly sensitive Gag Reflex
Fear of needles (aichmophobia)
Extreme teeth sensitivity
Feelings of claustrophobia while in the dental chair
Decreased sensitivity to local anesthesia
Difficulty controlling movements
Panic when you hear the sound of the drill
The nervousness of having someone working in your mouth
Special needs (including physical, cognitive or behavioral
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ORal sedation is a safe and an effective method for overcoming the fear of going to the dentist. It helps people to be more comfortable so they can receiving the dental care they need.
Authenticity matters. We don’t see patients, we see people – with real lives and real stories. We listen to your story so we can understand your needs and serve you best.
Patient comfort is our priority. We pay close attention to every detail of your dental experience to ensure you feel relaxed, refreshed and cared for as part of our special family.
Not an average trip to the dentist, but an exceptional dental experience. We are here to make a real difference in the lives of those we serve and in the community in which we live.
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