dental sedation

Sedation

Sedation enables us to perform treatment on phobic patients in a calm and relaxed manner. The patient is administered the relevant sedation drug which makes them calm and sleepy, we can then complete treatment and the patient is happy.

If you think you might be interested in having sedation then all you need to do is book in with one of our dentists who will assess you and decide if you are suitable for sedation, they will also talk you through the process in more detail.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental sedation is a technique used to help patients relax during dental procedures. It involves administering medications that reduce anxiety and discomfort, allowing patients to feel more at ease while still remaining conscious.

Here at Stratford Dental we offer intravenous (IV) sedation, this is where patients although drowsy remain conscious throughout. Any patients requiring general anesthesia can be referred if they would prefer this as an option.
Dental sedation may be recommended for patients who experience anxiety or fear related to dental treatment, have a low pain threshold, or require extensive procedures. However, candidacy is determined on a case-by-case basis after an evaluation by the dentist. However our sedation services are for adults only, children will be referred to hospital for this.

Dental sedation can help patients relax, reduce anxiety, and alleviate discomfort during dental procedures. It can also make lengthy or complex treatments more manageable and improve the overall dental experience for anxious patients.

Usually drowsiness lasts no more than 8 hours. Some people sleep heavily after sedation and very occasionally some patients may feel drowsy the following day.

Most patients remain conscious throughout sedation although drowsy, and most patients remember very little if anything about the procedure.