Sedation Dentist in Stoke on Trent
We are a team of experienced sedation dentists in Stoke on Trent who are familiar in treating patients of all anxiety levels. We are happy to offer you the best dental care to ensure that you have the confidence to maintain your oral health. We will always try our best to explain everything in advance to you and also do our best to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.
If you are very nervous about dental treatment, we also offer sedation dentistry, which uses medications to help patients relax during dental procedures. This is a prescribed drug, which is administered either by an injection or as a gas, which you breathe in. We have an excellent support team to ensure that you are well looked after.We are also accepting referrals from local dentists who do not offer sedation to their patients.
What is sedation?Sedation is excellent for the extremely nervous or patients who have a dental phobia. We use a sedative agent to relax the patient. This can be in the form of nitrous oxide which can be inhaled or as midazolam which is administered by injecting into the back of the hand. These techniques are proven to be very safe and all our staff meet current GDC guidelines for sedation.
What does sedation feel like?
The sedative induces a state of deep relaxation and a feeling of not being bothered with what is going on. Some people say it produces a floaty feeling as if they had a few glasses of wine or they feel sleepy.
Am I knocked out during sedation?
Benefits of IV sedation
- Deep state of relaxation
- Patient tends to forget about the procedure as there is an amnesic effect
- Long lasting effect
- High acceptance level
Benefits of Inhalation Sedation
- Relaxed state of mind
- Quicker recovery so escort is not necessary
- No needles to induce sedation. (Local anaesthetic is usually still administered when sedated)