Fully Accredited Practice We understand how you feel going to a dentist!

Swansea:
Edgeworth:
Raymond Terrace:

PH: 02 4971 0144

Email: admin@swanseadentalcare.com.au
Time: Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
          Saturday: 9am - 1pm

PH: 02 4953 0016

Email: admin@edgeworthdentalcare.com.au
Time: Mon - Fri : 9am - 5pm
          Saturday: 9am - 1pm

PH: 02 4983 2177

Email: admin@dentistforchickens.com.au
Time: Mon - Fri : 9am - 5pm
          Saturday: 9am - 1pm

Pain Free Dentistry


“We understand how you feel going to the dentist” so the team at Swansea & Edgeworth Dental care are here to help you feel at ease.

When faced with a challenge or something we are afraid of, such as a visit to the dentist, our bodies produce substances which raise our anxiety levels. However, we can train our bodies to work against this anxiety, by learning how to relax. Here at Dentist for Chickens both our Swansea and Edgeworth dental locations have introduced a calm and relaxing environment for our patients. These tranquil surroundings enable our patients to feel at ease during their dental appointments.

We also offer a number of treatment options to help alleviate dental anxiety. These include:

  • Distraction Techniques
  • Sedative Medicines
  • Relative Analgesia
  • Intravenous or IV Sedation
  • General Anaesthesia

Click on the above links to learn more.

Call: (02) 4971 0144 Swansea     (02) 4953 0016 Edgeworth      (02) 4983 2177 Raymond Terrace

Distraction Technique


Often, the best way to combat dental anxiety is to distract yourself from worrying thoughts. At Dentists for Chickens each surgery is equipped with a television on the ceiling on which you can enjoy your favourite programmes, making you more at ease whilst you receive your dental treatment.

We also offer headphones so that you can listen to relaxing music. Alternatively, you can bring your own and listen to your favourite music with your earphones whilst your dentist completes your treatment.

Call: (02) 4971 0144 Swansea     (02) 4953 0016 Edgeworth      (02) 4983 2177 Raymond Terrace 

Sedative Medicines


Some patients may require a little more help to overcome their fears. For these individuals the dentist, or your GP, can provide a sedative medicine, either in tablet or liquid form, or as an injection. Patients who choose to use sedative medicines may become drowsy but will still be able to co-operate with the dentist. The effects of sedative medicine take some time to wear off and your dentist will tell you how long the drugs will take to clear from your body.

Call: (02) 4971 0144 Swansea     (02) 4953 0016 Edgeworth      (02) 4983 2177 Raymond Terrace

Relative Analgesia


If you think that you will need some assistance in order to relax we can offer you relative analgesia, also known as inhalation sedation. This is where you breathe in through a Penthrox inhaler containing methoxyflurane that quickly leads to a pleasant, relaxed feeling. This is used in ambulances as well by paramedics.

This treatment option may make you feel a little drowsy, but you will remain conscious and any treatment given will cause you no discomfort. You can’t overdose on the gas, as the mixture quickly leaves the body if you breathe in one or two breaths of ordinary air. There are no after-effects either, and you can drive a car after about 15 minutes.

Call: (02) 4971 0144 Swansea     (02) 4953 0016 Edgeworth      (02) 4983 2177 Raymond Terrace

Intravenous or IV Sedation


 A trained medical practitioner will give you an intravenous anaesthetic, directly into your vein, which helps to sedate you and makes you a little bit drowsy. During this time the required treatment can be done easily. You will still be awake but will not be able to feel the procedure.

Call: (02) 4971 0144 Swansea     (02) 4953 0016 Edgeworth      (02) 4983 2177 Raymond Terrace

General Anaesthesia


For patients requiring complex procedures or multiple fillings/extractions we do offer general anaesthetic, in a hospital environment as a day surgery option. Talk to your dentist if this is the right option for you.

Call: (02) 4971 0144 Swansea     (02) 4953 0016 Edgeworth      (02) 4983 2177 Raymond Terrace