Nervous Patients & Dental Sedation

Patients can avail of Oral and IV Sedation. Conscious sedation is available and is carried out by Dr. Marie O’ Neill who has a Diploma in Conscious Sedation in Dentistry from Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College Dublin.


Nervous patients / Dental sedation


Conscious sedation is an excellent adjunct to providing a safe, anxiety-free, dental experience to those who are afraid of the dentist. Conscious Sedation is not just for anxious and nervous patients, it can also help patients who have difficulty controlling their gag reflex. Conscious Sedation allows us to perform several dental procedures in just one appointment as we can work even more efficiently and for a longer period than usual. Therefore, what might normally require multiple visits, such as multiple fillings, Wisdom Teeth & Implants or a combination of different treatments, can be accomplished in a single appointment. Conscious sedation is a safe, effective and predictable way to reduce patient anxiety and enables you to undergo procedures in a more pleasant fashion.


Are you a candidate for conscious sedation?

Conscious Sedation is suitable for those who have:

High fear of visiting the dentist
Had traumatic dental experiences
Difficulty getting numb
A bad gag reflex
Very sensitive teeth
Limited time to complete their dental care
Complex dental problems
Hate needles and shots
Hate noises & smells associated with dental care
Are embarrassed about their teeth

With conscious sedation, years of neglect can be reversed in a few hours.

Sedation - Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Will I feel any pain?

A. Most patients feel no discomfort whatsoever during their treatment and feel surprisingly good afterwards.


Q. Will I be totally relaxed?

A. You’ll receive just enough sedation so that you’ll be completely unaware of the treatment, as you would if you were asleep.


Q. Will I remember anything?

A. At the end of the treatment, you’ll have little or no memory of your dental visit.


Q. Will I be groggy after my treatment is over?

A. You will feel just fine. For your safety, we do require that you have a family member or friend drive you home and stay with you for the remainder of the day.


Q. Is Sedation Dentistry safe for me?

A. Before starting any treatment, we review your medical history, two members of our team are always with you and we monitor you, and your vital signs, very closely while you’re sedated.