Does sedation dentistry hurt and are there side effects?

Sedation dentistry is a great way to ease your anxiety during treatment.

If you need dental work, done don't put it off. The longer you avoid it, the worse your problem will become. Instead of worrying, consider sedation dentistry: it's an easy, safe way to take the pain and the anxiety out of a trip to the dentist. Here's everything you need to know. 

Pain-free and easy

Pain and anxiety are two of the main reasons people avoid dental work, particularly when it comes to long, unpleasant or difficult treatments. Sedation dentistry can minimise your pain and keep you completely calm.

Before your procedure begins, you'll be given a sedative, as well as local anesthetics.  

Are you avoiding a trip to the dentist that you sorely need due to anxiety or fear of pain? Sedation dentistry could be the answer. Are you avoiding a trip to the dentist that you sorely need due to anxiety or fear of pain? Sedation dentistry could be the answer.

You'll remain conscious and be able to answer basic questions, however, you'll feel less pain and anxiety right away. In fact, the most painful part of the procedure is usually the sedative injection at the start.

With you in a relaxed, pain-free state, your dentist can work efficiently and complete large procedures considerably quicker, eliminating the need for multiple visits. 

There are no severe side effects

All conscious sedatives used at City Dentists in Wellington are industry standard and safer than general anesthetic. When the sedatives are administered, you'll feel relaxed and removed, kind of like you're sleep walking.

Sedation dentistry can minimise your pain, and keep you completely calm.

You may also forget parts of the procedure and the speed of your breathing may slow due to your relaxed state. 

We'll continually monitor your breathing and pulse to ensure you're safe. When you're all finished, you won't be able to drive for safety reasons, so you'll have to arrange a ride with a friend or family member, but other than that there's nothing to worry about once you're done. 

If you haven't visited the dentist in some time and you're putting it off due to anxiety or fear of pain, sedation dentistry could make the entire process considerably easier for you. To speak to a dentist and find out if sedation dentistry is right for you, book an appointment online today.