In our clinic at Smith & Jain, we want to ensure that patients are relaxed during the dental procedure. We provide sedative services to both children and adults. If you are anxious during your visit then sedation might be right for you.
Types of Sedatives at Smith & Jain
We provide two types of sedative in our clinic.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas):
Nitrous oxide or better known as laughing gas, is a colorless or odorless gas used as a local sedation method, the delivery method is done orally.
This is the preferred sedation method for nervous or anxious adults and children getting dental treatment done. After the procedure is complete, the patient is given oxygen for at least five minutes to purge any remaining gas from the lungs and aid the patient in becoming alert and awake.
The patient is recommended to have a light meal before the procedure and to avoid eating a heavy meal for three hours after the procedure.
Intravenous Sedation (IV Sedation)/Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC):
The patient will have to request this type of sedation method as to organise a Anaesthetist. All MAC-related procedures are done under the supervision of a licensed Anaesthetist.
Monitored Anesthesia Care is a type of anesthesia during which a patient is sedated through an IV.The patient is typically still aware but very relaxed.
The amount of sedation given is dependent on many factors such as the health of the patient and the type of procedure. MAC is typically used for quick surgical procedures such as tooth extractions.