Sedation is used to help you accept dental treatment without the anxiety it can sometimes produce. It can also help you to cope with treatments which are more complex, or which require longer appointments.
Sedation can be provided either in the form of Gas and Air (Inhalation Sedation) or through medication into the hand or arm (Intravenous Sedation). You are NOT asleep during the procedure and you can still communicate with staff members. However, many people do tend to fall asleep due to being so relaxed. Sedation can also help if you have a particularly bad gag reflex.
Many children benefit from having Gas and Air for their dental treatment, as it means they are more relaxed and find the treatment more acceptable.
Sedation is currently offered on a private basis at the practice. The service is available to all our existing patients who fit the required criteria, patients of neighbouring dental practices who are referred by their dentist, or individuals who find accessing dental treatment difficult and have therefore not been able to seek routine dental care.
Please contact the practice for further information.
|Concious Sedation Information Leaflet|