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Sedation in Brentwood, Essex

Sovereign House Specialist Dental Centre is based in Brentwood, Essex and offer expert help and advice on dentist sedation in Essex.

What is conscious sedation?

If you suffer from anxiety, your dentist may recommend that you have your dental treatment with the help of sedation. Sedation is when a drug is administered into the patient’s bloodstream before dental treatment begins. This will help the patient relax and significantly reduce the effects of anxiety.

The sedation will make the patient drowsy and less aware of their surroundings and what is taking place. They will have some awareness of the proceedings, as sedation does not render them unconscious. Many people have very little memory of the dental procedure after sedation and therefore feel as if they were asleep during it.

Before any treatment is started, the dentist will ask you to confirm your consent. This means that you understand the planned treatment and how you will receive the sedation. You can ask any questions you may have.

These sedative drugs can be administered in several ways. For dentist sedation in Essex, standard practice is to carry out sedation by injecting the drug directly into a vein in the arm or hand of the patient. This is known as intravenous sedation and will be explained to you verbally and in writing before the procedure.

The dentist or doctor that administers the sedation will be professionally trained. You will be closely monitored throughout the sedation procedure and kept in the surgery until you have recovered.

At Sovereign House sedation can be offered for multiple different procedures depending on the circumstances of treatments such as root canal in Brentwood

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Is local anaesthetic still required for numbing when I am being sedated?

For dental sedation in Essex, you may wonder if your gums still need to be numb during sedation. The answer is yes. You will still require numbing. This is because the sedative used is not a painkiller. It acts as an anti-anxiety drug. If you are afraid of needles, the numbing will be done once the sedative has started to work.

The dental work will not begin until the local anaesthetic has kicked in and the patient is numb in the required treatment areas. The combination of numbing and sedation means the patient will not experience pain or stress while being treated.

What to do before Dental Sedation

You don’t have to skip or put off cleanings or other types of dental procedures if you experience dental phobia. You don’t have to be concerned if you have a busy procedure schedule. Dental sedation in Essex allows you to relax and feel more at ease during any procedure. It’s critical to plan ahead of time for dental sedation. To help you prepare for your next appointment, keep the following suggestions in mind.

Talk to your Essex Dentist before hand

Regardless of the type of sedation you receive, your dentist can assist you in preparing for your procedure. Before your appointment, inquire about any particular instructions you’ll need to follow. Will you have to abstain from eating or arrange for a ride home? Now is an excellent opportunity to inquire about dental sedation and what to expect before, during, and after your appointment. If you have any concerns or questions, speak with your dentist about them.

Arrange a ride home

Some types of dental anaesthesia prevent you from safely driving home following your visit. Because the effects of nitrous oxide wear off rapidly, you might be able to drive home if you only require it. Intravenous (IV) and oral sedation, on the other hand, usually have longer-lasting effects. Your dentist will want you to bring a friend or family member who can drive you home after you’ve had these types of sedatives. Knowing about this ahead of time ensures that you will be able to return home without difficulty.

Wear comfortable clothing

Your dental team may need to monitor your vital signs, such as blood pressure, with some types of dental sedation. During your appointment, relaxed clothes makes it easy to check your blood pressure and provide care. While having dental work or cleanings done, wearing looser clothing rather than constricting attire may make you feel more comfortable and calm.

How to Prepare - Dentist Sedation in Essex

You should not drive or operate machinery or dangerous equipment until the day after your treatment. You should rest and recover once home until the next day. Consult your dentist if you have unexpected pain or feel unwell after this.

If you have any questions or are unclear about sedation, do not hesitate to contact your dentist.

Before any treatment is started, the dentist will ask you to confirm your consent. This means that you understand the planned treatment and how you will receive the sedation.

You will need someone to come with you on the day of your treatment so that he or she can look after you when you go home and over night. Your escort will also be given some important information about how best to look after you following your treatment under sedation. After sedation you should not drive, or operate machinery until the following day.

If you have any questions or are unclear about having your sedation, then do not hesitate to ask your dentist.

Other Dental Sedation FAQs

  1. Will I feel any pain with dental sedation?
    Oral sedation relieves pain and anxiety while allowing you to pay attention to the doctor’s instructions. As a result, you’ll be able to speak with the dentist while remaining completely relaxed during your dental treatment.
  2. Can you drive after oral sedation?
    You should plan not to drive for 24 hours
  3. How will I feel after dental sedation?
    As a result, people who get dental sedation often feel peaceful, relaxed, and sleepy. The dental procedure’s stress and anxiety dissipate. Of course, the intensity of this sensation varies widely depending on the type of sedation used, the amount of sedation required, and even the patient.

Where are we based

We are based in Brentwood, Essex in the High Street.

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IV Sedation FAQs

Sedation is not a general anesthetic, which is why it is so safe. Patients remain awake but are relaxed. Many will fall asleep or be in a dream like state.

The sedation involves placing a fine canula in the back of the hand, which feels like a ‘sharp scratch’. Local anesthesia is always given in addition to the sedation, so the dental procedure is pain free.

Detailed instructions are given, both verbally and in writing, to all patients having sedation and will be individual to the patient.