Sedation at Nothing But The Tooth
Dental sedation: If you are someone who is nervous of dental treatment, or if you are normally happy with coming for routine care but are having a more long lasting or complex treatment such as implant replacement or wisdom tooth removal, a sedation treatment may be something to consider.
Sedation is offered here for those who wish to be fully relaxed before any dental treatment commences. Sedation is just as effective as a general anaesthetic but without many of the potential complications or risks.
Feel free to discuss dental sedation with us at your appointment. Here are the most common questions we get asked.
What is sedation?
Sedation is a procedure by which we give you a medicine that relaxes and calms you. It is delivered via a small needle in your arm. You are monitored throughout your treatment to maintain just the right level of sedation. Sedation will render you sleepy and calm, but not fully asleep.
Sedation can be controlled or discontinued as soon as any treatment requiring sedation is complete. For example, if you are nervous or phobic of drilling, but perfectly happy with the later stages of treatment, we can discuss this with you prior to your procedure and stop the sedation medication once the drilling is over. This means you recover sooner.