Sedation - intra venous
At Aesthetic Smiles we create a relaxed atmosphere and safe environment for patients to receive general and cosmetic dentistry treatments. We are able to provide sedation treatments as an option for patients who are nervous or dental phobic.
Dental phobia varies in form but it can be a fear of dentists, dental treatments or dental environments. It is relatively common and patients experience anxieties about dental visits for a range of different reasons. For some it may be an unpleasant past experience and for others a fear of needles or the dental drill.
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Dental treatments have advanced significantly over recent years and pain-free care is now commonly provided. We are proud to offer our patients relaxation treatments at Aesthetic Smiles. Our main aim is to calm your nerves to provide you with safe dental care. The different types of sedation are as follows:
- Conscious Sedation
- IV Sedation
- Inhalation Sedation
The aim of conscious sedation is to relax patients so that they are able to receive pain-free treatment while consciousness is maintained. Some patients do not remember receiving treatment even though they remain conscious. In deep sleep sedation patients sleep throughout their treatment and this is issued to those who cannot remain calm.
Sedation medication may be administered orally, intravenously (IV) or through inhalation. After administering the sedative patients feel much calmer and ready for treatment. Patients may also feel more relaxed through the use of other techniques, such as:
- Listening to music
- Talk therapy
Patients can combine personalised techniques with sedation treatments for a greater sense of relaxation. Our clinician will provide you with further guidance on relaxation and sedation treatments.
Anxiety during treatment increases the risk of harm to both the patient and dentist. Sedation treatment lowers this risk so that patients may receive the dental care they need in a safe, calm manner. Avoiding dental care due to dental phobia has proven to be detrimental to both oral and overall health.