Who Can Benefit from Sedation?
Sedation can be particularly useful for anyone who feels anxious or nervous when visiting the dentist, or who requires a substantial amount of treatment. The use of sedation can enable our dentists to carry out more work than could comfortably be completed under a local anaesthetic, and we can offer patients several different levels to cater for all needs. A major benefit of sedation is that it can seem as if treatment is over in just a few minutes, when in fact the appointment may have been quite lengthy.
We can provide our patients with nitrous oxide sedation or happy gas which is a light form of sedation that is inhaled through a small mask that fits over the nose. It is fast-acting, and once the gas is turned off is soon eliminated from the body. This is the only form of sedation where you can safely drive yourself home after treatment.