For some of our treatments, we offer dental sedation. We are one of the few practices in the area that provide this care to our patients.
Topical anaesthetic can be applied to numb the gum surface prior to the administration of a local anaesthetic injection. Local anaesthetic provides a deeper level of numbness and will also cover a larger area, allowing for pain-free treatment.
At Chiltern Avenue Dental Practice, we are able to offer inhalation sedation (Relative Analgesia) to our patients.
We will need to know your medical history before going ahead to assess whether you are suitable for sedation. A dental examination will be required before any sedative can be administered. You may also need an escort following the treatment.
Inhalation Sedation or Relative Analgesia
Inhalation sedation uses a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen. Whilst this form of sedation can create a calm state, it is not a form of anaesthetic. It reduces sensitivity and discomfort but the patient remains fully conscious throughout the procedure. It is administered prior to the provision of local anaesthetic. You start to feel the effects fairly swiftly and it only takes a short time for the effects to wear off after your treatment.