Are you a nervous patient? Do you hate the noises, smells and tastes associated with dental treatment? Are you unable to block it all out? Why not try dental sedation?
Dental Sedation is a way in which a patient can undergo their treatment without feeling frightened. It is a popular request amongst patients with dental phobia, and will be suited for those that
- Don’t want to be aware of what’s happening during the procedure
- Would like some help to relax during treatments
During dental sedation, an Anaesthetist will carry out the sedation. Ranjana Khiroya is our anaesthetist with 36 years of experience, as well as Dr Kotecha who some of you may know already. The anaesthetist will ensure that the patient is feeling relaxed and happy while monitoring the blood pressure, oxygen saturation in the blood, and the pulse. The dental treatment is carried out by the dentist who would have previously talked to the patient in the consultation and examination, with the aneasthetist and nurse keeping a close eye on the patient during sedation.
Once the treatment is finished, the patient is left to relax and is taken home by a friend or relative.
The most common way to describe the feeling during sedation is like being merry on alcohol but without the hangover afterwards. Patients need an escort to take them home and are advised not to work/drive or operate machinery for the rest of the day. May I suggest you also do not sign any paperwork – especially those who’ve had very unhappy wives for the past few weeks!
Our experiences with providing patients with dental sedation have proven very effective, and always receive positive feedback that the experience was great.