Most people –adults and children alike – fine the thought of going to the dentist to be unnerving and stressful. Therefore, we have incorporated the use of conscious sedation and general anaesthesia to help patients relax (sedative) and to block the pain (anaesthetic) during dental procedures.
While under sedation, you will be awake but may not be able to speak. The combination of medicines used in the sedative, allows you to recover quickly and return back to your daily activities shortly after your procedure.
There are four levels to sedation which includes:
- Minimal sedation – when you are awake but relaxed.
- Conscious sedation – You will be awake and relaxed, but you won’t remember much about the procedure.
- Deep sedation – When you are on the edge of consciousness but can still be easily awaken.
- General anaesthesia – When you are completely unconscious.