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Dental Sedation

At Cheadle Hulme Dental & Cosmetic, we put your comfort and ease at the paramount of our concerns.

This means we like to offer the highest quality, pain-free dentistry using the latest techniques and equipment to help us do this. Many people suffer from a phobia of the dentist, and we understand that even the smallest thing, such as an odour, can set off anxiety in a phobic patient.

Dental sedation is not only for phobic patients but can also be used to treat anyone who would find it difficult to undergo dental treatment under normal circumstances.

People can go for years without attending a dentist as they believe there is no help or solution. We are happy to say that we can help you experience pain-free dentistry with our highly qualified team in relaxing surroundings.

At Cheadle Hulme Dental and Cosmetics, we can offer patients who find the treatment too difficult under normal circumstances to be sedated during treatment.

This is a straightforward procedure which involves just a small amount of a sedative being introduced into the arm or hand, which then relaxes and calms you into a dream-like state. You will still be able to cooperate fully with the dentist, but as you start to come around, you will have very little or no recollection of the treatment.

Dental sedation Manchester

If you are considering dental sedation in Manchester & Cheadle Hulme and would like more information about it or to see one of our friendly team members for a sedation consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Inhalation sedation Manchester

As well as IV sedation, we offer inhalation sedation with nitrous oxide. This method of sedation is suitable for both children and adults. It is also often dubbed ‘laughing gas’ or ‘happy gas’, due to the euphoric effects it has on patients.

The benefits of dental sedation

Many people neglect to visit the dentist to get their teeth taken care of due to fear and anxiety. Sedation dentistry involves performing dental treatment on a patient in an environment that is stress and anxiety free. Sedation is a method of producing a relaxed experience for the patient by using sedative medications. These medications do not put you to sleep, although you feel very sleepy while under sedation. It is lighter and safer than a general anaesthetic and will not leave you feeling groggy after the effects wear off.


Is sedation right for me?

Any person who is in need of dental treatment, either for health or cosmetic purposes, but has anxiety and fear about undergoing treatment, or has an extreme fear of needles, is likely to benefit from sedation dentistry.

People who have painful, extremely sensitive teeth or problems with a local anaesthetic may find it difficult to cooperate with the dentist during dental treatment. These patients can be made to feel more relaxed with sedation.

Anyone who has had a frightening or traumatic previous dental experience may be nervous about getting back into the dental chair. Sedation can help to overcome this. In addition, patients with a severe gag reflex or people who suffer from medical conditions that render them unable to control their bodily movements, such as Parkinson’s disease, can benefit from the physical relaxation of sedation.

What is inhalation sedation?

Nitrous oxide-based inhalation sedation can help unlock the confidence anxious and dental phobic patients need for undergoing dental treatment. It is a method of sedation administered through a nose mask and induces powerful feelings of wellbeing in patients.

What’s the difference between inhalation sedation and IV (intravenous) sedation?

Whilst inhalation sedation is administered using a mask, IV sedation involves administering sedation through a needle on the back of the hand, or in the arm.

Who is suitable for inhalation sedation?

You may be suitable for inhalation sedation if you have minor or moderate levels of anxiety prior to a dental procedure. In cases where dental anxiety is severe, your dentist is more likely to recommend IV (intravenous) sedation using a Midazolam sedative.

Do you feel pain with inhalation sedation?

This method of sedation will induce a warm feeling of wellbeing and reduce inhibitions and nerves you might normally have when considering undergoing dental treatment. Your dentist will administer local anaesthetic to numb the treatment site once the sedation has taken full effect.

Which treatments can I have under inhalation sedation?

  • This type of sedation is compatible alongside virtually any dental procedure. Some of the most common include:
    • Fillings
    • Root canal therapy.
    • Extractions

How will inhalation sedation benefit me?

  • Reduces anxiety for the duration of a dental procedure.
  • Feel more relaxed throughout a dental procedure.
  • Needleless administration method.
  • Minimal downtime.
  • No lingering effect post-treatment (no grogginess or ‘hangover’ sensation).
  • Reduces gag reflex in patients.

Can children have inhalation sedation?

We understand that there can be huge barriers for children when it comes to visiting the dentist for a procedure. Inhalation sedation is an excellent means of putting your child at ease and allows them to remain fully awake and responsive.

Our practice environment is calm and welcoming, and our dentists will always be respectful of your child’s limitations and boundaries. This, couple with inhalation sedation, can make a huge difference to your child’s future perspective on dentist visits as an adult. For this reason, we place significant emphasis on using formative years at the dentist to build your child’s confidence and trust in caring dental professionals such as ourselves here at Cheadle Hulme

Are there any barriers to inhalation sedation?

As the nitrous oxide is administered through a mask, patients will need to be comfortable wearing breathing through a nose mask throughout their procedure. Therefore, inhalation sedation may not be suitable for patients who:

  • Are not able or willing to breathe through their nose.
  • May feel claustrophobic wearing a mask for more than a few minutes.
  • Have recently undergone facial surgery.
  • Suffer from respiratory conditions like COPD.
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