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 a specialist anaesthetist. Our equipment includes state of the art monitoring systems that make sedation a low risk procedure and our specialist anaesthetist 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