For those who suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia, Time Dental now offers oral and IV sedation to help you relax during your dental visits and treatments.
Sedation means you are still conscious during treatment, but you will feel both care-free and relaxed during the treatment. Often you will be in a completely serene state of mind, able to receive your dental treatment without any anxiety or fear.
How does it work?
Our sedation can be administered intravenously or orally, depending on your requirements, and you will be cared for before, during and after your treatment. However, we do recommend that you ask someone to take you home as you may feel a little light-headed after your treatment, but this feeling will last for no more than 6 hours.
- Oral sedation – The night before your trip to the dentist you will need to take temazapam and then on the day of your treatment take another. The medication slowly works its way into the bloodstream to ensure the patient is at a level of calm that ensures a smooth treatment process.
- Intravenous sedation – A small cannula is placed in a vein, normally in the arm or hand, and will slowly put you at a more calming level of consciousness. Vitals such as blood pressure and heart rate will be monitored closely and you will remain conscious yet relaxed during treatment.
At Time Dental sedation techniques are performed by professionals who have undergone a wealth of training and carried out this procedure many times before. It is our aim to ensure your comfort, input and peace of mind.
A happy, content patient is a healthy patient and we strive to help anyone with a fear of the dentist overcome their phobia, so that they can receive the necessary care and treatment they need.
If you are fearful of dental treatment and feel that you could benefit from sedation, please get in touch with the practice to book a consultation. We will be happy to discuss your anxieties, needs and requirements.