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Sedation & surgery

Sedation Dentistry is an ideal solution for those of us who suffer from dental phobia. It is used by dentists to perform dental surgery on patients in a stress and worry free way, and helps many patients overcome their fear of visiting the dentist. It really is important to be aware of sedation dentistry if you suffer from dental phobia, because neglecting your teeth and not visiting the dentist can have harmful lasting effects to your oral health, and can often result in severe last minute surgery which can be expensive and not to mention painful.


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How does it work?

Sedation dentistry comes in many forms, including oral sedation, inhalation sedation, and intravenous sedation. It is important for you to remember that sedation does not simply mean put to sleep, this is only part of it. Sedation techniques will make you feel drowsy, but are different from general anaesthesia, which puts you into a deep state of sleep, and has side effects which may last for hours after the surgery.


What are the benefits?

  • It allows the patient to visit their dentist without any pre-visit nerves and allows the dentist to complete the course of treatment in fewer visits than they would normally be able to do so.
  • Many kinds of dental treatments can use sedation dentistry, allowing patients with different types of dental phobia to relax and not have to suffer the usual apprehension which they experience when visiting the dentist.
  • There are many different types of sedative medications that are used to affect the patient’s central nervous system and relax the patient and put them at ease.
  • It is particularly useful for those who suffer from dental phobia and who are undergoing dental surgery for whatever purpose, however, many more people can make great benefit from sedation dentistry too.
  • Those who have extremely sensitive teeth and find co-operating with the dentist and receiving dental treatment very painful can make full use of sedation dentistry, as it will take the pain away from their treatment allowing them to receive the health care they deserve without the stress and anxiety that may usually accompany it.
  • Patients that do not normally suffer from dental phobia can still take benefit from sedation during some treatments, particularly treatments that are very painful such as surgery on the gums.

Can anyone provide this?

Choosing the right sedation dentist for you is a very important task, especially as dentist training does not cover sedation dentistry in great detail. Ask your dentist about his experience in sedation dentistry, and how many times they have performed the procedure that you require. Do not be afraid to ask hard, detailed questions to your dentist, ask exactly how you will be sedated and how you will be monitored whilst you are sedated. Also, remember to ask your dentist how you should prepare for your treatment, and instructions on what to do after your treatment.


About us

Omnia Dental is a private dental practice in Basingstoke priding itself on providing dentistry with clear results. We are passionate about delivering happiness to our patients, which is why every smile matters for us. Our dental clinic is close to Basingstoke town centre and has free road side parking.

As a rapidly expanding practice, we now offer our patients membership for just £15 a month. This will ensure members of Omnia Dental receive bi-annual consultations, two hygienist visits, 10% off all treatments, emergency cover, travel cover and 50% off whitening for life + flash sales. Experience the difference today with our new patient consultation for just £69 including a complimentary Hygiene appointment for 30 minutes as well as your mouth review with our dentist.