It’s not uncommon for patients to have a little anxiety about visiting the dentist- especially when facing an complicated or intrusive procedure.
At Monkstown Dental we offer highly trained Relaxation & Sedation specialists who will make you as comfortable as possible and help ensure all of our patients- whatever their age- feel as comfortable as possible.
Nitrous oxide and oxygen, or more commonly known as 'laughing gas’, gently relaxes you before and during treatment.
With relative analgesia you will remain awake but you will feel comfortably detached from what is going on around you (many people describe a floating sensation, sometimes accompanied by tingling in your arms and legs).
This type of sedation has no after-effects and is suitable for children and adults.
This is a deeper form of sedation than gas and air and it’s common for patients to have no memory of their treatment. Because of its more powerful effects, you will require an escort to take you home and we recommend a full day’s rest under the supervision of a responsible adult.
Doctor Philip Burns and Doctor Katie Gordon are our in-house sedation specialists. Both are highly qualified and members of SAAD, the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry.
I admit I’m not a good patient and I don’t like the thought of root canals! But Monkstown Dental put me at ease and with sedation I didn’t feel a thing.
Generally, no. In fact, most patients feel no discomfort at all during the treatment and many feel surprisingly good afterwards. However, especially if IV sedation is used, you will be groggy and probably slightly confused, so you will need a friend or family member to make sure you get home safely.
The sedation techniques we use at Monkstown Dental are time proven, effective and safe. However, before we start any treatment, we will review your medical history to be sure there are no issues and, if you are a good candidate, you will be monitored very closely during the treatment.
If you are uneasy or anxious about your treatment you can rest easy knowing that sedation can be used in almost all types of cosmetic and general dentistry. Your dentist will be happy to discuss sedation with you before any treatment.