Sedation dentistry utilises medication to facilitate patients to calm down while the dentist carries out dental procedures.

The degrees of sedation include:

  • Minimal sedation – where the patient is awake however relaxed.
  • Moderate sedation – slur in words when speaking and the patient will not remember the procedure.
  • Deep sedation – the patient is on the edge of consciousness nevertheless can still be woken up
  • General anesthesia – the patient is completely unconscious.

What kinds of sedation are applied in Dental procedures?

We have different types of sedation available at our practice.

  • Inhaled least sedation. A patient is allowed to inhale nitrous oxide also known as ‘laughing gas’ that is combined with oxygen via a mask placed over the nose. The gas helps in relaxing. The dental specialist has the ability to control the amount of sedation a patient gets; moreover, the gas tends to weaken speedily. This is the main type of sedation where the patient has the capacity to drive home after the procedure.
  • Oral sedation. Contingent upon the aggregate measurements given, oral sedation can go from minimal to moderate. For minimal sedation, a patient is given a pill. Ordinarily, the pill is Halcion, which is similar to the medication family of Valium, and it’s normally taken around an hour prior to the procedure. A few people get to be sufficiently sluggish from moderate oral sedation sleep off when the procedure is conducted. They normally can, however, be awakened by shaking them gently.
  • IV moderate sedation. The patient is injected with the sedative drug via a vein, just because it works more quickly. This way the dentist can constantly regulate the intensity of sedation.
  • Deep sedation and general anaesthesia. Under this medications will make the patient almost unconscious or completely unconscious – deep sleep – during the dental procedure. When a patient is under general anaesthesia, they cannot be easily awakened till such time the effects of the anaesthesia lessen or are inverted with medicine.

Irrespective of the type of sedation a patient receives, they will as well need a local anaesthetic — freezing medication at the spot where the dentist works in the mouth — to ease the pain if the procedure results in any uneasiness.

If you are nervous or have a measure of phobia with regard to getting treated by a dentist, please let us know in the first instance and we’ll make your experience as pain-free as possible.

Our mission at CitySmile Dental is to be the dentist of choice for Leeds. We want our patients to have a stress-free, professional and understanding dental experience.

Why CitySmile Dental

We make every effort for advanced patient fulfilment by conveying a mix of quality, expediency, and care. It would be our pleasure to have you on board as a patient with you and your family for a lifetime of good oral well being, prosperity, and satisfaction!

At CitySmile Dental, patient care is our main concern. From ensuring our practices have available scheduled time, to offering the most modern in dental interventions – each feature of your dental care journey is precisely considered.

Quality of care

We want everyone to have a fantastic dental experience. Patient care is our top need and we consistently measure our execution here. We’re part of the Care Quality Commission – a free association that controls health care services.

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We are passionate about assuring our patients obtain the most excellent care regardless of where they are. Our practice is based in the heart of Leeds City Centre, perfect for city workers and those who have easy access to the city.