Sedation

It’s not uncommon for people to be afraid of going to the dentist or of some dental treatments. Sometimes, a dentist might suggest that you be sedated during the treatment to put you at ease. This is usually done using nitrous oxide gas and oxygen, directly into the bloodstream through an injection or with tablets.

You will remain awake throughout your treatment but the drugs will mean that you are less aware of what’s going on around you and, as a result, you will be more calm for the duration of the treatment.