Oral Sedation
 
Oral sedatives help patients relax. This technique is frequently used in dentistry to help patients overcome their anxiety during treatment. You will remain aware of your surroundings, but will be relaxed enough to allow the dentist to complete treatment. The main drawback of oral sedation is that it is given as a single dose and cannot be adjusted half way through treatment. In some cases, it is wiser to opt for intravenous sedation as the anaesthetist can control the degree of sedation throughout the whole procedure. However iv sedation incurs a greater expense.
 
The sedative drugs can be administered in a number of ways including orally through the mouth, under the tongue, or inhaled through the nose.
 
Our trained dentists will discuss with you the best solution that will provide you with a safe and comfortable dental experience.  You will have to be escorted back home with a responsible adult who will stay with you for the rest of the day.
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