Dental Sedation Overview
It is normal to be anxious about undergoing dental treatment. For some people this anxiety my become extreme, stopping them accessing dental care. In time the anxiety gets worse and their teeth deteriorate. As their teeth get worse, they become more scared to go to the dentist due to what the dentist may find.
If this sounds familiar then dental sedation could be the answer for you.
Dental sedation or IV sedation as it is also known, is a technique where a small injection into the back of the hand places you in a very relaxed state. You are awake but not really aware of what is going on. Time passes very quickly and you have little if any memory of what has happened after the treatment is completed. Throughout your treatment you are carefully monitored to ensure your safety.
Patients have reported that after a course of treatment with sedation they are much less anxious about attending for routine dental appointments. They know if they need treatment, they can have sedation to help them manage their anxieties.
IV sedation is also very useful for patients who have strong gag reflexes, or are having treatments which may be unpleasant.
We can perform all forms of dental treatment under sedation, so there is no need to be concerned. Our aim is to fix your teeth not take them out! Book now for a consultation with our experienced sedation dentist Andy Armstrong and let’s get started on returning you to full dental health.
Would you benefit from IV Conscious Sedation? If you have any of the following it may very well help:
- Fear of dental treatment
- History of traumatic dental experiences
- Difficulty getting numb enough for treatment
- Very sensitive gag reflex or have limited
- Extremely sensitive teeth
Require extensive long dental treatment.If so then IV sedation could help you receive the dental treatment you require without anxiety, stress or fear.