Sedation is a method of calming and relaxing patients who are anxious about dental treatment, this may be because it is complex treatment or for patients who are nervous of injections or fear having dental treatment in general.
We provide oral sedation, inhalation sedation (for children) and intravenous (IV) sedation to help calm the nerves of our nervous patients. Oral sedation involves taking a tablet of medicine the night before the appointment and one hour before the appointment so you are sedated by the appointment time. IV sedation involves receiving an injection in the back of your hand, we use a sedative called Midazolam. Both methods help to relax nervous patients and with IV sedation also help them not remember any part of the treatment. All our dentists are fully trained and we also have a specialist anaesthetist to help with the most complex cases.
The aim of Carisbrook Dental Care is to eventually wean our patients off sedation and have treatment carried out comfortably without any form of sedation. We are pleased that we have a high success of doing this once trust has been formed between patient and clinician.