Is sedation safe?
This is a very safe procedure with few side effects, and is recommended by The General Dental Council as the preferred alternative to General Anaesthetic. Some patients may suffer from problems such as nausea and vomiting, headache and drowsiness. Your dental sedationist will answer your questions about any of your concerns when you are seen before the procedure.
Should I stop eating and drinking before a procedure?
If you have food or drink in your stomach when you are sedated you may feel sick when under sedation. We advise no food for 2 hours before dental work, but you may drink small volumes of water until 1 hour before.
Where and how are you sedated?
You will be given your sedation at the Garden Square Surgery. We are able to offer both oral and intravenous conscious sedation for adults only.
How do I wake up?
When the procedure is complete, you will be taken to our recovery room where you may feel drowsy for a while afterwards until the sedative wears off.