At Heaton Moor Dental we provide dental sedation for nervous patients to make them feel as relaxed as possible when having dental treatment.
Intravenous sedation is when a drug (Midazolam) is used to make you feel less anxious and more relaxed. It will make you drowsy and less aware of what is happening. The sedative is given by an injection into the vein in the arm or back of the hand. You will be awake and will still be able to communicate verbally with us. This is not a general anaesthetic and it does not make you unconscious. Following your treatment you will be required to stay at the practice until your dentist is satisfied that you are well enough to be accompanied home.
The main alternative to intravenous sedation is a general anaesthetic where you are completely asleep. This is associated with increased risk and cannot be done if you have certain medical conditions. It is often better to avoid a general anaesthetic if the operation is minor. Local anaesthetic which means the area which needs treatment will feel numb, but you are completely alert during the procedure.
The risks are minimal:
Very rare risks: -Allergic reaction & Vomiting