Inhalation & Intravenous Sedation
Many patients feel self-conscious about dental treatment and nervous about visiting the dentist. Our team at Glow Dental take special care of our anxious patients and offer two forms of sedation to make their appointments more comfortable and relaxing.
- The first type is called intravenous or IV sedation. The sedative drug is injected in a controlled manner, so that you feel relaxed during the dental treatment and will have no recollection of the treatment You would need to be escorted by a friend or family member after having had IV sedation, but your dentist would discuss this with you beforehand. This is a much safer option for nervous patients particularly for invasive procedures than a general anaesthetic which carries certain risks.
- The second type is inhalation sedation, which is good if you don’t like needles. A small mask is placed over your nose and mouth, and you breathe in a mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen. This gas mixture will make you feel calm during your dental appointment. You remain awake and aware while receiving the sedation, but you will experience a deep sensation of peace and relaxation while the team work on your teeth.
Our team of dentists and nurses are specially trained to deliver these types of sedation and will make sure that you are safe and comfortable at all times during your visit.
We would be more than happy to discuss your concerns and anxieties and advise you of how best we can help you manage them.