We understand going to see the dentist can be a worrying experience for many people. As a Chichester dental practice, we have built its reputation for treating nervous patients with our kind and gentle techniques.
For those who require a little more than kind words and gentle techniques, as a Chichester dentist, we offer sedation services for all treatments.
There are two forms of sedation in dentistry. Relative Analgesia and Intravenous (IV) Sedation.
Inhalation Sedation is a gentle way to be sedated. It is similar to Entonox, which many mum’s may have used on the maternity ward.
It is also often called:
- Relative Analgesia
- Nitrous Oxide
- Gas and air
- Laughing gas
Inhalation sedation has been the gold standard for mild to moderate dental anaesthsia for decades. You wear a small comfortable mask over your nose and inhale a safe gas, which makes you feel relaxed and happy. As soon as we stop the gas, the effects subside immediately and you can get on with your day as normal. No chaperone required.
Intravenous Sedation (IV sedation) is a safe, comfortable procedure, which is ideal for patients with moderate to high levels of dental anxiety. An anxiety-reducing medication is administered intravenously, creating a calm, relaxed state. You still have verbal and physical response but feel wonderfully relaxed and sleepy. This means you can access pain free, stress free dentistry.
The effects take a little longer to wear off compared to inhalation sedation and you need to be taken home with a chaperone who can be with you for the rest of the day. No driving or operating machinery until the next day.
IV Sedation can be used for:
- Long or complex treatments
- Implant placement
- Fear of dental treatment or needles
- Fear of choking
- Removal of teeth
- Adults or children over the age of 12
Pre Treatment Consultation
Prior to carrying out treatment under sedation, we will arrange a consultation to review your medical history, explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have.
If you are interested in receiving dental sedation for one of your treatments, please contact us and we will book you in for a consultation.