We are proud to offer sedation treatment to those people who may have higher levels of dental anxiety. Sedation dentistry can be used for any treatment from restorations to cosmetic procedures. It can be really useful for people with:
- high dental anxiety
- a history of traumatic past dental experiences
- difficulty getting numb
- a strong gag reflex
- complex dental treatment
- or people who just dislike the noise and smells associated with dental care
Sedation dentistry involves two levels. Nitrous Oxide (happy gas) analgesia, gives patients a relaxed feeling and is our most commonly used sedation aid.
Twilight sleep or IV Sedation dentistry is performed by a physician who works in co-operation with our dentists. Sedation involves small dosages of relaxants, usually provided through a vein in the arm and provides a deeper more complete relaxation.
Whichever method you prefer, your dental care will be the most comfortable and relaxing experience possible.