Sedation Dental Service In Romford & Havering
We know that sometimes you would just prefer to be relaxed throughout the treatment, especially if you are nervous about visiting the dentist. That’s why we have sedation treatments for adults and children that want to safely drift away during their visit.
Inhalation sedation uses a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen, which is passed through a small nasal mask. Whether the treatment is for you or for a young child, inhalation sedation puts the patient in a euphoric state, which will prevent the feeling of any pain.
After the patient has inhaled the sedation they become more relaxed and accept the administration of a local anaesthetic, which allows us to complete the dental treatment.
Inhaling the sedation gas will also give you a feeling of time-loss. You’ll be ready for the treatment and left with a lack of concern about outside happenings going on around you.
The main benefits of inhalation sedation are that you’ll have a pain free visit whilst being fully conscious. Recovering back to a normal state is almost instant, and occurs shortly after the nitrous-oxide is turned off. There is also a possibility to mix this form of sedation with other methods, such as IV Sedation.
The alternative is to have an intravenous or IV Sedation. IV Sedation is offered when inhalation sedation is not enough to make sure treatment can be carried out.
This form of sedation is given by injection to the back of the hand or in the arm, and the amount given depends on how long the treatment is expected to last.