The technique of intravenous sedation in dentistry is recommended to help you relax if you are dentally anxious or require more complex dental procedures.
A sedation-trained dentist or anaesthetist will administer intravenous sedatives, which will make you feel at ease at the start of your dental appointment.
This is a safe technique used widely in dentistry within the general dental practice to avoid the need for a general anaesthetic.
We provide light and moderate level (advanced) sedation so you will be able to talk and respond to instructions during your treatment, whilst feeling calm so that your dentist can perform treatment without any difficulty.
Sedation also acts as a strong amnesic so most people forget about the majority of the dental procedure.
Phobias and anxiety related to dental treatment are extremely common. People who are anxious are more likely to avoid attending the dentist which can lead to negative dental health outcomes. If the thought of visiting the dentist gives you sweaty palms and fills you with fear our services are catered for you.
You are likely to benefit from dental sedation if you:
At Dental Sedation Solutions, we understand that everybody is different so we offer a variety of techniques for different needs. Below are some options that we provide:
We understand that cannulation can be uncomfortable, particularly if your anxious about needles. For simple sedation we use very small paediatric cannulas so this part is less noticeable.
We will discuss your anxieties at your assessment visit and can provide you with premedication and/or numbing cream to apply to your hand/arm before your appointment if necessary so the cannulation procedure is pain-free.
For advanced techniques, we use a larger cannula. If you feel that you require some numbing cream please ask us and we will provide this for you.
Our team of Sedationists and Anaesthetists will aim to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed throughout your procedure.
If you are interested in dental treatment under sedation, please speak to your dental care provider and ask your dentist to send us a referral.
We will liaise with your dentist and discuss your treatment needs before booking a face-to-face pre-operative sedation assessment.
Don't forget, we come to you. All of our services are provided safely in-house at your selected dental surgery.
If you don't have a dentist to refer you contact Victoria Dental Clinic in Manchester or The Edge Dental in Cheshire to book a consultation with Dr Shilpa Shah to discuss your treatment needs and options.
Simon G - Patient Review