Many people find that the thought of dental treatment causes them great stress and anxiety.

If you fall into this category then dental sedation may be an option to help make your visit considerably more relaxing, especially if your fear is preventing you from seeking treatment.


What types of sedation are available?

We offer three different methods of sedation, and will help you assess which one you may be suitable for depending on your age and medical history.


Oral Conscious Sedation

You will take tablets to help you relax and make your drowsy during your dental procedure, they may also have an amnesic effect, meaning you will not remember your appointment.  Because you will feel very drowsy you will need someone to drive you too and from your dental appointment and to stay with you afterwards


Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas)

Nitrous oxide inhalation helps the patient to feel relaxed and in some cases happy, hence the name laughing gas.    Nitrous can be very useful when treating young children.  One advantage of Nitrous sedation is that the effects will wear off almost immediately after administration of nitrous ceases.


IV Sedation (Sleep Dentistry)

During intravenous sedation the sedative is administered by a trained practitioner intravenously.  Often the patient will fall asleep during treatment and will not remember it.  It is essential that you have someone to bring you to the appointment and stay with you afterwards.