Sedation in dentistry is a simple procedure that dentists as well as other medical professionals can use on their patients during any treatment which is potentially stressful or lengthy. It uses medication to put the patient in a very relaxed, dreamlike state whilst having surgery carried out. Therefore, sedation dentistry means that the patient does not feel the stress and anxiety that they may usually feel prior to visiting the dentist and during the dental procedure.
For the dentist, sedation means that surgery is easier to perform, and that more surgery can be performed in one session, reducing the number of sessions needed to carry out a course of treatment.
We use consultant anaesthetists to carry out our sedation.