The Garden Square Dental team is fully equipped to deal with the most anxious patients, offering both oral and intravenous conscious sedation or ‘sleep dentistry’. This involves the provision of a sedative medication which allows you to feel extremely relaxed whilst still being able to communicate with the dentist if necessary
What is Conscious Sedation
Conscious Sedation is a technique in which you will be made to feel pain-free, relaxed and sedated. You will be in control of your reflexes and breathing while still being able to talk.
During the procedure, your sedationist will be with you at all times, making sure that you are comfortable and free from pain. The sedationist looks after every part of the normal working of your body. This is done by measuring and controlling vital functions such as heartbeat, blood pressure, breathing, brain function, and body temperature.
- You will not be unconscious but sedated (relaxed).
- During the sedation, you may also be given an anesthetic injection in the mouth to complement the procedure.
- You might hear sound or feel vibration, but will be pain-free, relaxed and probably unable to remember the procedure afterwards.