Types of Dental Sedation

For check-ups or teeth cleaning, a dentist will not need to use any form of sedation but this is not the case when a surgical procedure is required. The teeth, gums and nerves are all sensitive and some form of sedation will be necessary to spare the patient from pain. The most common forms of sedation are:
–  Nitrous oxide gas
– Sedatives in pill form
– Injection
More complex surgery may require the use of a general anaesthetic. Under sedation “the brain cannot register pain” and all forms of dental sedation are carefully monitored to ensure the patient’s safety. A detailed article about dental sedation can be read at