If you are someone who typically gets extremely nervous or distressed at the thought of a visit to the dentist’s surgery, sedation dentistry could be the solution. Sedation dentistry is a gas which has an almost immediate tranquilising effect, giving feelings of euphoria and relaxation.
It can also act as a mild analgesic, although when used as part of dental treatment, a local anaesthetic will also be given, to ensure patients feel no pain.
How is sedation dentistry administered?
Sedation dentistry is administered through a breathing mask.
What are the advantages of sedation dentistry?
It takes effect almost instantaneously. The medication wears off quite quickly. What this means is that once treatment is complete, patients are normally able to resume normal activities.
It is also a safe and reliable way to relax children while having dental treatment.
Is sedation dentistry right for me?
When used under suitable professional supervision, sedation dentistry is a safe sedative which can be tolerated by a wide range of patients.
If you feel that fear, a phobia or some other anxiety-related condition is preventing you from accessing the dental treatment you need, or is making the treatment more traumatic than it need otherwise be, sedation could be a good solution.
In addition to sedation dentistry, there are other options available. Talk to your dentist about your concerns and they will be able to advise on the various solutions available.
To find out more about sedation during dental treatment, book a consultation with Pellew Dental to discuss your particular needs in more detail.