Consicous sedation is very useful for highly anxious patients and it can be done in two ways.
- Dental Nitrous Oxide (Gas) Sedation
You breathe Nitrous Oxide – otherwise known as “laughing gas”, this is combined with oxygen through a mask that’s placed over your nose. The gas helps you relax. Your dentist can control the amount of sedation you receive, and the gas tends to wear off quickly. This is the only form of sedation where you may be able to drive yourself home after the procedure. This form of sedation is particularly useful in children who are anxious and will not be able to cooperate.
- Intravenous Sedation
Intravenous sedation is a well established technique which has been used in Dentistry for many years. You receive a sedative drug so it goes to work more quickly. A qualified specialist anaesthetist will be monitoring you continously and adjust the level of sedation.
Sedation is usually used for minor oral surgery procedures such as wisdom tooth surgery, dental implant surgery and All on 4 surgery. Sometimes nervous patients tend to ask for this when they are undergoing more complex dental treatment. IV Sedation is suitable for most healthy patients.
This is a routine service at Azure Dental and we are all well trained to handle you for your comfort and well being.