Conscious sedation is a technique in which a sedative medication (similar to Valium) is injected into a vein in the arm, to help relax a patient that is anxious. The medication leaves people fully alert and able to respond to questions. (That's why the process is called conscious sedation.)
It is a good technique for patients that have mild to moderate anxiety or fear of dental procedures. This technique is also advisable for adult patients undergoing surgical extraction or who require a great deal of dental treatment and wish to have more treatment completed in fewer visits. Our experienced team will make you completely comfortable, and will monitor you closely while you are under sedation. Patients treated with conscious sedation usually have little to no memory of the dental procedure being performed.
What types of procedures can be performed with sedation dentistry?
Virtually any dental procedure can be performed while the patient is under the effects of sedation. Many patients feel that time flies, reduced fatigue and deep relaxation. Dental work that could require multiple visits can be combined into one relaxing visit for the patient. Sedation dentistry also benefits the dentist, in that the procedures can be done is a very efficient manner.
If you feel you are a candidate for conscious sedation dentistry and do not want to ignore your oral health any longer, please speak with a member of our team 04 978 4964.
We will provide you with the information necessary to smile with no fear.
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