Different Types Of Dental Sedation
This involves using a mild sedative, often taken orally or inhaled, to help the patient relax while remaining awake and alert.
Moderate Sedation (Conscious Sedation)
This level induces a deeper state of relaxation, and you might feel drowsy or even fall asleep during the procedure. However, you can be easily awakened and you’ll still be able to respond to prompts from the dentist.
In this state, patients are on the edge of consciousness and may not respond to prompts. You may not remember much of the procedure.
These are the deepest levels of sedation used in dentistry, and at YDS is only administered by a trained professional.
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a popular choice for general anaesthesia. A mask is placed over your face and you inhale the harmless gas. It will make you feel very relaxed, helping to reduce anxiety. It’s perfect for those needing mild to moderate sedation.
You’ll take a pill around an hour before your treatment. This is good for minimal or moderate sedation – you’ll be drowsy, but still awake.
Intravenous IV Sedation
Intravenous IV Sedation is a popular choice because it’s fast acting. You receive a sedative through an IV straight into a vein. It’s an approach that helps the dentist to have more precise control over your level of unconsciousness, which makes it particularly good for more complex dental work.
Why Choose YDS for Sedation Dentistry?
At Yorkshire Dental Suite, we really care for our patients. We want you to have a pleasant experience when you come to see us. For that reason, we don’t just focus on delivering the best dental care we can; we also pay attention to the small details that can really make a big impact on your experience with us.
We know some people avoid going to the dentist due to understandable phobias – and that’s where sedation comes in. We want you to have the treatment you need, and sedation can help you overcome any nerves you may have. But we don’t stop there.
When you enter our state-of-the-art Leeds practice, you’ll be made to feel at home. We’ve even developed a great scent for our waiting area that is designed to relax you from the moment you arrive.