Sedation is used to relieve anxiety
Sedation & Anaesthesia
Local anaesthesia blocks the way nerves carry pain signals, in effect numbing the area. The numbness can last from about two to eight hours. Local anaesthetic is used primarily for simple procedures where the treatment is minimally invasive.
Sedation helps you relax without putting you to sleep. Typically we use nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or intravenous sedation. Another effect of sedation is that you remember very little about the treatment afterwards. After sedation is used we allow quiet time for the recovery of the patient.
When necessary, and most often for young children, treatments can be conducted under General Anaesthetic. This is done in a hospital setting.