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The safe use of  a relaxant to aid treatment in extremely nervous patients

Most dental patients are able to accept dental treatment with local analgesia and sympathetic management. Some, however, require additional help from a range of techniques, including conscious sedation.

Conscious sedation is an important part of pain and anxiety control. The application of conscious sedation techniques to dental procedures can greatly reduce the need for general anaesthesia.

Our practitioners offer sedation techniques as part of their day-to-day dentistry.

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Intravenous sedation service is offered where appropriate. For your safety our sedation team have regular training with SAAD

Conscious sedation is defined as:

A technique in which the use of a drug or drugs produces a state of depression of the central nervous system enabling treatment to be carried out, but during which verbal contact with the patient is maintained throughout the period of sedation. The drugs and techniques used to provide conscious sedation for dental treatment should carry a margin of safety wide enough to render loss of consciousness unlikely.

The level of sedation must be such that the patient remains conscious, retains protective reflexes, and is able to respond to verbal commands.