We understand that many people suffer with dental problems and it is the fear of the dentist that prevents them from seeking help. We can offer a sedation service that will help you overcome the fear and receive the treatment you need in comfort.
Intravenous sedation is used to carry out routine dental treatment on very anxious patients, as well as minor surgical procedures (i.e. removal of wisdom teeth).
Intravenous sedation is administered by an injection in the arm or the back of the hand. This has the effect of relaxing you and enables the dentist to carry out the rest of your treatment .You will still require local anaesthetic for your dental treatment even under sedation.
The dentist will take a detailed medical history before carrying out the procedure, and will also explain what will happen.
Sedation does not put you to sleep – it just helps you to relax. You will remain conscious throughout the treatment but you may not remember very much afterwards.
Please note: Sedation is not available on the NHS.