Sedation is a commonly used procedure which involves the use of medication to relax the patient whilst undergoing dental treatment.
Sedation does not mean that the patient is asleep. What it does mean however, is that the person is drowsy and relaxed but is still aware of their surroundings.
Plus it is useful for people who are afraid of the dentist and are unlikely to cooperate or undergo treatment whilst they have this fear. Sedation will help them to relax and ensure that treatment progresses smoothly and efficiently.
In Dental Prime Clinic we use only oral sedation, which has proven to be the best choice to our patients. This form of sedation takes the form of a tablet or capsule which is taken by mouth. You are required to take this medication a few hours before your treatment so do not drive or drink alcohol during this time.
This medication dampens down your senses so you will have reduced responses to pain, smells and sounds.
If you are taking any medication then mention this before being prescribed an oral sedative. Plus also mention if you have an allergy to certain types of medication. Oral sedation is not suitable for every patient.