Sedation is used to calm and relax nervous patients and can be used alongside hypnosis or on its own. There are two forms of sedation are available:
Nitrous oxide (Happy Gas) is a gas which helps take away mild anxiety. It’s very useful for patients who are anxious and would like to feel more relaxed and calm throughout their treatment.
It’s generally less expensive and patients can return to their normal routine shortly afterwards in most cases.
Intravenous Sedation involves the injection of a sedative (Midazolam) usually in the arm or the back of the hand. Although not a general anesthetic, the patient feels very detached the dental procedures.
Many patients remember little or nothing of the actual dental procedure.
This type of sedation is very effective for highly nervous or anxious patients.
You will need someone to drive you home afterwards as sedation can persist for up to 24 hours after the procedure.
Most dental procedures can be carried out with this form of sedation.
If you would like a free consultation to discuss your requirements then please call Emma or Claire on 0121 500 6104