The use of sedation in dentistry is a fantastic method of reducing anxiety levels and ensuring a positive experience at the dentist.
Clients often get confused when they hear the word sedation as it suggests being completely asleep however that is only possible with general anaesthetic which can only be carried out in hospitals in reality you actually remain partially conscious during sedation.
Previously a Nervous PatientPS. Mouth healing up just fine – and thank you for your follow-up call.
You will be able to understand and respond to requests from your dentist however you may not remember much about what went on because of two main factors : firstly, in most people, sedation induces a state of deep relation and a feeling of not being bothered about what is going on. Secondly the medication can produce either partial or complete memory loss for a short period of time. As a result times seems to pass very quickly and you will not recall much or perhaps nothing at all of what happened. So it may, indeed, appear as if you were asleep throughout the whole procedure.
I wanted sedation and could not find a dentist who would do that: then, thanks to the internet I came across Chattering Class and Dermal Clinic and a wonderful page about nervous patients, but it then took me almost three months to actually pick up the phone. I was really nervous. When I summoned up the courage to make the call- I talked to the receptionist and she was amazingly re-assuring and explained about what would happen on the first visit. She was wonderful when I arrived at the surgery and helped to calm me down and understood my anxieties, thank you so much, I really appreciated your friendly welcome.P.B.