Conscious sedation involves the administration of medicines that have a sedative effect and it is the latest technique used to help patients cope with dental anxiety. Unlike general anaesthesia, this approach doesn’t render the patient completely unconscious.
Instead, patients simply feel calm, relaxed and drowsy with Sedation Dentistry.
How is the Sedative Administered?
If you opt for conscious sedation, your medicine will be given either orally or intravenously. Both of these methods can occur at the dentist's clinic and neither of them requires the presence of an anaesthesiologist.
While some patients prefer oral sedation to the idea of an IV drip, Sedation dentistry has better control over the dosage when they administer drugs intravenously.
Benefits of Conscious Sedation
Patients who receive sedatives don’t feel anxious while undergoing dental procedures. They ignore the sound of tools and drills and this makes them feel more composed during treatment. Sedation Dentistry also reduce gag-reflex.
Since the patient doesn’t feel any discomfort, the Sedation Dentist Glebe, Sydney does the job much faster. They won’t have to worry much about hurting the patient or causing any sensitivity.
Finally, because it doesn’t involve going to sleep, conscious sedation has fewer risks than regular sedation.
Is Sedation for Everyone?
Sedation Dentistry is ideal for those who have to undergo minor dental surgeries or restorative procedures. Cosmetic Dentists in Glebe, Sydney recommend it for wisdom tooth extractions, cosmetic dentistry which includes dental implants, teeth whitening, dentures and bone grafting procedures.
Sedation is safe and effective, and your heart rate and blood pressure will be monitored throughout the entire procedure.
IV sedation offers immediate results while oral sedation takes 30 minutes to an hour to be effective. Your dentist will help you choose between oral and IV sedation after performing a clinical examination.
It’s important to tell your dentist about any medications you are taking prior to being sedated.
After the Procedure
Even though you remain awake, you will still feel sleepy after conscious sedation. You may also experience symptoms such as headaches or an unsettled stomach.
You will be able to go home after resting for a few hours and you should feel better soon after. We recommend bringing someone to the clinic with you who can drive you home and stay with you after the procedure.
Sedation Dentistry in Glebe, Sydney
If you’re interested in conscious sedation or sleep dentistry in Sydney, visit Dental Care Glebe. Our experienced dentists in Glebe, Sydney and trained staff members will make your visit very pleasant.
We offer sedation on general, preventive and cosmetic dentistry, and our wide range of services include, dental implants, crowns, teeth whitening, fillings to Gleble and Sydney suburb locals.
Call us on (02) 9566 2030 to find out more about sedation dentistry in Glebe or to enquire about our affordable range of dentures and dental implants.