Bromsgrove Dental Sedation
For people who have a severe phobia of the dentist, Dental Sedation is an option to help take away some of their anxiety. It can be used for a variety of procedures from simple tooth cleaning to invasive procedures. How it is used will depend on the level of anxiety and fear of the patient.
Once the sedation starts to take effect, the patient will be put at ease, and treatment will take place once the patient is fully relaxed and sedated.
Your pulse and breathing will be monitored by the dentist as well as the sedation trained nurse. The patient will still be able to understand and respond to questions, however it is unlikely the patient will remember much of the treatment. This will ensure your whole experience at the dentist’s is far more relaxed and pleasant.
Sedation is different to a general anaesthetic in that a general anaesthetic puts you fully under and with sedation you will still be awake. General anaesthetic is prohibited from dental practices.
- General dental treatments (e.g. fillings, root canal, scale and polish etc)
- Oral Surgery
- Dental Implants
- Cosmetic dental treatment such as Veneers/ Crowns/ Bridges or complete teeth makeovers
After the sedation treatment, it is recommended the patient does not go back to work on the same day and they go home, rest and let the effects wear off.
The patient should be fine to go back to work the following day.
The patient should have someone to drive them home following the sedation and is refrained from making any legal decisions for at least 24 hours after the sedation.
Sedation is safe. However, patients should be aware there are a few risks. Possible risks which you should consider if you are having dental sedation are:
- Respiratory depression or hypoventilation. This is essentially when the body does not receive enough oxygen.
- Nausea (feeling unwell or as though you might be sick)
- Hypoxia, which is the medical term for there not being enough oxygen reaching the blood or bodily tissues.
- Hyperactivity (inability to pay attention)
- Unintentional loss of consciousness
If you would like to discuss in more detail about having sedation, then please feel free to call us on 01527874537 or alternatively email us at bromsgrovedental.co.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
If you are already a patient at this practice, we can book you in to talk to your usual dentist about how to arrange this.
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