If you are a nervous patient who simply cannot tolerate the idea of going to the dentist, then sedation may be the solution for you. We offer very high end sedation in collaboration with Dr Tomas Goscinski, a specialist anaesthetist. Our equipment includes state of the art monitoring systems that make sedation a low risk procedure and Dr Goscinski administers several sedative types that anaesthetists are able to employ.
We use three different types of sedation:
Inhalation Sedation (more aptly called Relative Analgesia)
• Involves breathing in Nitrous Oxide Gas
• Decreases pain sensitivity and gives the patient a pleasant feeling
• Patients remain conscious and able to co-operate
• The effects wear off very quickly after treatment
• There are no after effects
• Sedative that is administered in tablet form
• Lasts between two and six hours.
• Patients usually have little memory of the treatment once completed.
• For safety reasons, patients must have someone to collect them and take them home after their appointment.
Intravenous (I.V.) Sedation
• Involves a small injection of sedative in the patient’s arm.
• Soon after the injection the patient feels drowsy and relaxed, but will remain conscious throughout the treatment.
• The level of sedation is much easier to control than with the above two methods of sedation.
• Patients usually have little memory of the treatment once completed
• Suitable for the majority of patients, however some medical conditions may eliminate this as an option
• For safety reasons, patients must have someone drive them to and from their appointment