How Does Conscious Sedation Work?
Administered intravenously within the controlled environment of our dental surgery, PSA is a blend of pain and anxiety relief measures. Unlike general anaesthesia, where you are completely unconscious, conscious sedation ensures you remain awake but in a deeply relaxed state.
Safety First: Continuous Monitoring
Your safety is our utmost priority. While under sedation, we continually monitor all vital signs to ensure that everything is functioning correctly. This vigilance allows us to adjust the sedation level if necessary and respond promptly to any changes in the patient’s condition.
Interactions and Responsiveness
Although deeply relaxed, you are never entirely “out.” If required, you can be easily awakened and can interact with our dental team. This interaction capacity ensures our team can communicate with the patient if essential and provides an added layer of safety.
One of the unique advantages of PSA is the post-procedure experience. While you might feel slightly drowsy immediately after the treatment, this sensation is fleeting. Some patients even find that they don’t remember the specific details of the procedure, allowing for a truly stress-free experience.
Importantly, the side effects of PSA are minimal. Many of our patients report no side effects, making it a preferred choice for many. Additionally, the recovery time is remarkably short, especially when compared to general anaesthesia. This means you can resume your regular activities sooner without a prolonged period of downtime.
Holistic Dental Solutions Tailored for You
In the journey towards optimal oral health, we believe in a holistic approach, customising each treatment to the individual’s needs. Procedural Sedation and Analgesia is just one of the many advanced techniques we employ to ensure a comfortable, effective, and positive dental experience for all our patients. Rest assured, with our team by your side, your oral health and overall well-being are in the best of hands.