Dental sedation can keep you calm and relaxed during your treatment.
Conscious sedation can be used for all kinds of dental treatments if you need help keeping calm. You will feel sleepy and relaxed, but you will be awake during the procedure. Ask your dentist if you think that dental sedation might be right for you. We’ll help you to make the right choice about sedation.
Sedation dentistry uses medication to help you to stay relaxed during your treatment. You can be given a sedative if you’re having a difficult procedure or you have trouble staying calm and still during dental treatments. Although you may hear the term sleep dentistry used to describe sedation, you will actually be awake during the procedure. The sedative will just make the experience less stressful for you.
If you have a sedative during your dental treatment, it will be given through an IV. The IV is a small needle that will deliver the medication directly into your bloodstream. You will soon feel relaxed and sleepy, but you should remain conscious during the procedure. You will be less aware of what is going on, which should help you to stay calm. Your memories will also be a little fuzzy, so you might not remember much about what happened. The effects of the sedative will wear off after the procedure, but you should take it easy and make sure you have someone to help you on your way home.
We always provide a consultation with our sedation expert before giving you this treatment. It is important for you to understand the effects of the medication and to be aware of the risks. Conscious sedation is very safe, but we want you to be able to make informed choices about your care. We’ll need to ask about your medical history and any medications you’re taking. We also want to ensure that we only perform sedation dentistry when necessary, so we will talk through the options with you. We’ll work with you to find the best way to get you through your treatment.
Sedation dentistry can be performed during any kind of procedure, but we would only recommend taking this medication when it is really necessary. If you can stay calm without sedation and you only need a minor procedure, then there’s no need to take the medication.
If you think that dental sedation might be right for you, get in touch to discuss the options or mention it to your dentist. We will do everything we can to make your visit to the dental surgery as comfortable as possible, whether you need a sedative or not.