Sedation

Are you scared of the dentist? 

Intravenous sedation is ideal for anxious dental patients. Whether it's a fear of needles,  a bad gag reflex, drilling or just coming to the dentist in general. Intravenous sedation will make a potentially stressful dental procedure more pleasant for you.

Our principle dentist David McCallum will administer a benzodiazepine drug called Midazolam, which is commonly used in dental sedation.  During your procedure you will feel very relaxed and possibly sleepy, you will be fully conscious throughout your appointment and can respond to commands. Afterwards you are likely to have no or little recollection of having the treatment carried out. The recovery period with Midazolam is short and smooth, and should not cause nausea.

A small number of patients are not suitable for intravenous sedation. You will attend a pre assessment appointment, so that information can be collected and it will be decided whether you are suitable or not.

Never let dental fear stop you looking after your oral health. Call us to make an appointment for a dental examination 01236 443664

 

3 Scarhill Street, Coatbridge ML5 5BD  Tel: 01236 443664