Sedation has to be carried out by a trained and highly skilled clinician who will remain with the patient throughout the dental procedure. This is to make sure they are stable and to monitor vital signs. There are three different types of sedation available at our practice in Manchester, including oral, inhalation, and intravenous or IV.
All three of these sedation techniques use a combination of drugs that help the patient feel calm and less anxious while remaining conscious. For some, it feels a little like being put into a dream-like state. You will be awake, but unaware of what is happening around you, and you may even feel as though no time has passed at all.
Sedation for dental procedures is very safe and is always administered by a qualified clinician. In rare instances, some patients may experience side effects such as nausea, irritation, or bruising at the site of injection if IV sedation has been used.
Sedation offers a much quicker recovery time than a general anaesthetic. However, in every case, we will require you to be escorted home by a friend or family member after receiving sedation from our dentists in Manchester. You might still feel tired for a while after the treatment, and we advise that you avoid the following for 24 hours:
If you’re feeling particularly anxious about an upcoming dental appointment and would like to know more about how sedation dentistry could help to ease your mind, get in touch today. Contact our practice in Manchester today to learn more about sedation for dental treatments.