Oral sedation is a good way of accessing dental treatment if you have a fear of the dentist or anything associated with it. This is a particularly good choice for patients who are needle phobic as this sedative is taken through the mouth (or through a nasal spray if it is for children).
An oral sedative can be prescribed by a dentist or doctor and can help people with dental phobias to access dental treatment in a more relaxed manner. Oral sedation is a form of conscious sedation which means that the patient is still awake throughout the treatment, however, they are in a state of relaxation. It is this relaxed state that helps to alleviate the fear of undergoing dental work and takes around an hour to become completely active. If you are needing immediate sedation then an IV sedative will most likely be the best choice.
IV sedation is fast acting because it is administered directly into the vein through an intravenous line. This type of sedation can often induce a very deep state of relaxation. So even though patients are not asleep they can often drift into a dream-like state. IV sedation is available to any patient who feels they need a little extra help getting the treatment they need.
If you would like to find out more about sedation options then please call the clinic on 0203 750 5302. Sedation is available for all appointments if the patient deems it necessary. The clinic can even provide sedation in emergency appointments due to having a trained anaesthetist on site at all times. General dental treatment and cosmetic dentistry are available at the clinic throughout the day and night. We look forward to seeing you at the clinic soon.