Sedation – all you need to know

Dental phobia is a very common issue with patients worldwide. Here at Cliftonville, we have always made it our aim to make patients feel more at ease about their visits to us and we approach treating patients with a personal touch.

Though there are patients who find that this attitude helps them relax, others find it extremely difficult and sedation is sometimes the only option. With the help of modern intravenous sedation (IV) patients can remain conscious but pleasantly relaxed during treatment. Many patients feedback that they don’t remember actually having treatment post IV and that their experience felt like drifting off to sleep.

What are the main effects of sedation? Quick fire:

What are the main effects of sedation?

  • Reduce patient anxiety and render them relaxed.
  • Make patients feel drowsy and sleepy.
  • Make patients unaware of the procedure.
  • Make the patient able to co-operate with the dentist during the procedure.

The efficacy of sedation

It has been concluded that most methods of sedation are highly effective though the intravenous method is generally favoured by most patients as the effects are stronger. In the case of children, gaseous sedation is favoured as this is less powerful.

A little more about sedation….

IV is a liquid sedative that is injected into the back of your hand using a small plastic canula. This will quickly make you feel relaxed and drowsy though you will still be able to cooperate with the dentist throughout treatment. IV has helped many patients move forward and gain confidence for future procedure.

IV will be monitored by Dr Amita Peet and our qualified team. Dr Peet is recognised as one of the most experienced dentist in the UK at carrying out sedation, having performed over 3000 cases.

If you would like more information about sedation at Cliftonville, please do not hesitate to contact us.




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