Our aim at Moira Dental Care is to make your treatment as comfortable as possible. One of the ways we can help is to offer our patients dental sedation. Most patients develop their dental phobia due to a previous 'bad experience' at the dentist. For those patients sedation is one of the best options to allow the dentist to carry out treatment.
Relative Analgesia (commonly known as ‘laughing gas’)
This is a technique which has been used in dentistry for many years. It involves patient breathing a mixture of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen through a small mask that fits over the nose. The mixture is carefully adjusted until the patient feels relaxed and comfortable. At no time does the patient fall asleep.
Intravenous Sedation (IV)
When a drug, usually of the anti-anxiety variety, is administered into the blood system during dental treatment. You remain conscious during IV sedation, you will also be able to understand and respond to requests from your dentist. However you may not remember much about what went on. IV sedation induces a state of deep relaxation. Patients having IV sedation are monitored through-out the entire procedure and safely discharged into the care of their escort. They must be monitored closely after their treatment by a responsible adult.