Implant dentistry encapsulates a wide range of surgical procedures that require us to carry out treatment with a gentle precision. However, it is surgical dentistry and the procedures themselves may sometimes be lengthy.
On these occasions, we may recommend that patients consider conscious sedation in order to ensure the experience is as stress-free and relaxing as possible.
Experience your dental implant surgery in a state of deep relaxation
Conscious Sedation (also known as ‘twilight sedation’, ‘IV sedation’, or ‘sleep sedation’) is a wonderful and extremely safe technique that encourages a deep state of relaxation. At Loughborough Dental, we use a sedative called ‘Midazolam’. The sedative is not designed to ‘put you to sleep’, but is used as a relaxant (although we do find that many patients naturally fall asleep during treatment!).
Patients are usually responsive during treatment (you may hear voices and respond to the gentle squeeze of your hand) but the amnesic effect of the drug will mean that patients remember very little of the procedure afterwards. In addition, patients treated under conscious sedation will often lose track of time, and a very long appointment will appear to be over in minutes.
At Loughborough Dental, patients treated using dental sedation have remained very relaxed throughout the entire procedure.
The sedatives that we use are extremely safe and the side effects are minimal which means that after a 24hr recovery period (no driving, cooking or operating machinery) you can return to everyday life.
We will take the time to assess your medical history prior to your treatment & sedation session to ensure that you are entirely suitable. However, we do find that most patients who are nervous, worried or anxious can be treated using conscious sedation.
Benefits of Dental Sedation:
- The sedatives are safe and side effects minimal
- You can have a lot of treatment in just 1 session, which reduces both cost and number of visits
- Most patients are suitable for conscious sedation (but will be assessed on individual needs).
- You won’t remember much about the procedure
Conscious Sedation is an extremely effective and safe technique that can be used to help patients through their implant journey
If you would like to know more about Conscious Sedation, please call one of our friendly team who will be happy to chat with you. Alternatively, pop into the practice to meet one of clinicians.
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