What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry (oral sedation or IV sedation) refers to the use of sedatives given by pill, elixir, intravenous, inhaled or otherwise to calm and relax a dentistry patient prior to and during a dental appointment. Surrey's Southridge Dental will provide dental care while you are asleep or awake. Either way, your comfort is our primary concern. Your visit is entirely designed around providing you with the best in dentistry services while relieving your stress and anxiety at the same time.
The use of sedation and anaesthesia in dentistry has an excellent record of safety. Dr. San Bhatha is committed to your overall health as his primary concern. Communication is also essential - it is vital that dental patients advise us of all medications being taken and of any changes in health since their last visit.
At Southridge Dental in Surrey, its common to use a sedative called Triazolam, and may be all that dental patients need. Also, Southridge Dental is introducing our new IV sedations service. IV sedation is a very popular option to significantly reduce anxiety, make the time pass quickly, and help forget most of the procedure, all at a very reasonable cost. Most services we offer can be done very comfortably under IV sedation.
What is IV Sedation?
Intravenous (IV) Sedation, also called Conscious Sedation or "twilight sleep", means giving you medications to make you relaxed and drowsy directly into your bloodstream. A small plastic catheter is introduced into a vein in your arm or hand, similar to having a blood test. You will be carefully monitored throughout the sedation. For your safety, there is some awareness and you will be able to follow commands, but you are in an "altered state" which is usually perceived as quite pleasant. Local anaesthesia is also used, thereby eliminating any discomfort for the surgery. Though most of the procedure is usually forgotten, you may remember portions of it. There is some variation among individuals.