Dr. Chris Ho Dentist
Dental Specialists, Sedation Dentistry
Another option in pain free dentistry offered at our clinic is intravenous sedation. This makes treatments a breeze for our patients who suffer from anxiety and dental phobia, severe gag reflex, and those requiring extensive, invasive or potentially uncomfortable procedures. This pain free dentistry technique involves the injection of small amounts of medication into a vein in the arm. When it takes effect you will slowly relax and drift off into a dream-like state. You are continuously monitored throughout the procedure by a specialised doctor. You will be unaware and unconcerned about any noises, tastes, smells or discomfort during the procedure. It will seem as though you have been asleep for most of the treatment. Note that you have merely been sedated and not unconscious in the way you would be under general anaesthesia, and are able to breathe on your own. On completion of the treatment, you will wake up gradually. Complex treatments that often require multiple appointments can often be done in as little as one or two! You will need someone to collect you and escort you home. You must not drive a vehicle, operate hazardous machinery, or conduct responsible business matters for 24 hours.
, Sedation Dentistry