Dental sedation

Why should you consider having dental sedation?


If you have to undergo prolonged or extensive treatment

For extensive treatment such as dental implants, sinus "lift" procedures, full-mouth restoration, multiple crowns, multiple root canals, multiple tooth extractions, or extensive periodontal procedures, dental anaesthesia offers you complete comfort while providing the dentist with excellent working conditions.

ds1If you want to save time and money
If you don't have time for multiple appointments, dental anaesthesia makes it possible to schedule several treatments in one combined session.


If you have anxiety

If you gag easily

Dental anaesthesia suppresses the gag reflex, permitting excellent operating conditions for the dentist. Awareness of the dental treatment during your aesthetic is essentially zero.

ds3If you have a low pain threshold

Everybody perceives pain differently. In some instances, the local anaesthetics usually used by dentists may not provide enough numbness during the treatment to completely eliminate discomfort. With our dental anaesthesia techniques, dental treatments are always pain free and hours will seem to pass like seconds.

If you have a disability
If you have a physical disability or chronic back pain, making it hard to sit in a dental chair for long periods of time, or have or problems with gagging or holding still, having your dental procedure under anaesthesia is the solution. Patients with mental disabilities often have problems cooperating with the dentist, complicating the treatment, creating anxiety for both the patient and the dentist. Our dental anaesthesia techniques resolve this problem, improving both safety and comfort.
There are 3 primary ways that Sedation is administered in the Dental Office: oral, inhalation and intravenous route. The sedation we utilize are inhalation and iv. sedation.

Intravenous sedation:

A lot of dental offices use terms such as "sleep dentistry" or "twilight sleep" when talking about IV sedation. This is confusing, because it suggests that IV sedation involves being put to sleep. In reality, you remain conscious during IV sedation. You will also be able to understand and respond to requests from your dentist. However, you may not remember much about what went on because of two factors: firstly, in most people, IV sedation induces a state of deep relaxation and a feeling of not being bothered by what's going on. Secondly, the drugs used for IV sedation can produce either partial or full memory loss (amnesia) for the period of time when the drug first
kicks in until it wears off. As a result, time will appear to pass very quickly and you will not recall much, or perhaps even nothing at all, of what happened. So it may, indeed, appear as if you were "asleep" during the procedure.
With this type of sedation, medications (midazolam) are administered directly into the blood stream by iv. cannula. An extremely thin needle is put into a vein close to the surface of the skin in either the arm or the back of your hand. This needle is wrapped up with a soft plastic tube. The tube stays in place throughout the procedure.

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