Many patients feel self-conscious about dental treatment and nervous about visiting the dentist. We offer special care to our anxious patients through two forms of sedation to make their appointments more comfortable and relaxing.
The first type is called intravenous or IV sedation. The sedative drug is injected in a controlled manner, so that you feel relaxed during the dental treatment.
The second type is inhalation sedation, which is good if you don't like needles. A small mask is placed over your nose and mouth, and you breathe in a mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen. This gas mixture will make you feel calm during your dental appointment. You remain awake and aware while receiving the sedation, but you will experience a deep sensation of peace and relaxation while the team work on your teeth.
Our team of dentists and nurses are specially trained to deliver these types of sedation and will make sure that you are safe and comfortable at all times during your visit.
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Inhalation sedation is a form of light sedation, nitrous oxide is mixed with air which can be breathed in through the nose via a soft nose hood. This is a similar technique to ‘gas and air’ used by women during labour. It is an extremely safe technique which reduces the sensations of pain and anxiety and creates a semi-hypnotic state for patients which makes them feel happy, comfortable and accepting of treatment. Patients will usually be aware of everything which is going on around them during the procedure but are more relaxed.
This is a great method to enable children to feel relaxed in a dental environment where they are more likely to cooperate for dental treatment.
It can also be very effective for patients with a strong gag reflex.
Although patients are sedated during the procedure the recovery is fast with most patients feeling totally awake and in control within a few minutes after stopping the inhalation procedure.
Should you have any queries please telephone the practice.