What is Dental Sedation?
There has always been a fear factor associated with the dentist and this can be due to some of the more painful methods used in the days of old. However, as technology has evolved so too has the Manchester dental practices which now offers a multitude of options regardless of the problem the patient is suffering from.
Dental sedation can seem a little sinister, but it is commonplace when undertaking dental work especially advanced dentistry. This can be due to the complexity of the treatment, or just to ease the anxiety of someone worried by the procedure.
The Types of Sedation Used
Which sedation type is used can depend on the type of work being undertaken and the dentist you visit, but it’s not uncommon for the following methods to make an appearance.
At Oakley Dental, we only use IV sedation for our nervous patients who have a fear or phobia of the dentist in Manchester. IV sedation involves placing a cannula into a vein on the back of your hand which is connected to a drip that contains a sedative.
You will be conscious throughout the treatment but you will feel no pain and won’t remember most of your dental visit. It is also advisable that you bring a chaperone with you at your visit.
Nitrous oxide is better known as laughing gas and is the most common form of sedation as the patient will be alert once the gad has stopped being inhaled. It gives the patient a relaxed feeling, and those who use it can normally drive soon after.
Oral sedation is another form of sedation that allows you to be awake for the procedure, albeit significantly more relaxed. Unlike nitrous oxide, those who opt for the oral sedation will not be able to drive home afterwards.
Interested in Dental Sedation?
Speaking to a professional dentist in the first instance will ensure that the right form of sedation is used, making your visit as stress-free as possible. It also allows you to make plans should your visit require you to have a friend or family member drive you home afterwards.
If you would like to learn more about IV sedation offered here in Manchester, simply complete our Contact Form and one of our friendly team members will be in touch with you to answer any questions you may have.