We have recently started to offer a conscious sedation service here at Stapenhill Dental Care for patients who find it difficult to cope with having dental treatment.
Intravenous conscious sedation is when an anti-anxiety drug (usually midazolam) which is administered into the patient’s bloodstream during dental treatment to create a more relaxed state.
Patients will not actually be asleep during the procedure and are able to communicate but many people will feel like they have been asleep as the drug used often causes you not to remember what’s happened after the event.
During sedation patients are constantly monitored by a sedation trained nurse and if necessary you may be given extra oxygen to help maintain oxygen levels in their body.
Amnesia is a very common side effect of the drugs used, but some patients find this beneficial as they would prefer not to remember the procedure.
If you have any questions concerning intravenous sedation or are interested for booking for a consultation please contact our sedation Nurse Nicole at the practice.
There are many advantages to using conscious sedation such as:
There are however a couple of disadvantages to this type of treatment: