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Dental Sedation in Leeds

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We understand that visiting the dentist can be a source of anxiety for many. That’s why we’re proud to offer dental sedation in Leeds, a service designed to transform your dental experience into a calm and worry-free visit. Reach out today for your consultation – you’re in the best hands with us.

What is Dental Sedation?

Dental sedation is a medical approach to help patients relax during dental procedures. It’s an ideal solution for those who experience dental anxiety or fear, making it possible to undergo treatments with ease and comfort. Unlike general anaesthesia, where you’re completely unconscious, sedation dentistry allows you to be relaxed while still awake and responsive.

Types of Dental Sedation


A mild sedative is used, usually inhaled or taken orally, to help you relax while staying awake and alert.

You will feel a deeper level of sedation, perhaps some drowsiness, and you could even fall asleep. Your dentist can easily wake you up, and you’ll still be able to respond to their prompts.

With this sedation, you’ll be on the edge of consciousness – you may not be able to respond to prompts or remember most of the procedure.

This is the deepest level of sedation where you will be fully asleep – only trained professionals can provide this type of sedation.

Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) is inhaled through a mask; this sedation option allows for relaxation during treatment, with effects wearing off quickly after removing the mask.

This is a great choice for minimal to moderate sedation where you’re drowsy but still awake – simply take a pill roughly an hour before your treatment.

This is a fast-acting sedation received through an IV straight into your vein. With this type, your dentist can closely control your level of sedation, making it a great choice for more complex dental procedures.

Benefits of Dental Sedation

Choosing dental sedation for your next dental visit comes with numerous benefits:

  • Reduces dental anxiety, perfect for those who feel nervous about dental visits.
  • Minimises discomfort during procedures that might be uncomfortable or painful.
  • Allows for multiple treatments in one visit, saving time.
  • You may have little to no memory of the procedure, making it a stress-free experience.
  • Helps control your gag reflex, making treatments easier and quicker.

Why choose Aesthetique as your sedation dentist

At Aesthetique Dental, we’re not just any private sedation dentist; we’re a team dedicated to providing personalised, compassionate care. Our state-of-the-art facilities, combined with our expertise in sedation dentistry, ensure that your visit, whether it’s for tooth extraction under sedation or any other treatment, is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Dental Sedation FAQs

  • Will sedation help with my dental anxiety?
    Absolutely! Dental sedation is specifically designed to alleviate anxiety, making your dental visit a calm and positive experience.
  • How is dental sedation different to general or local anaesthetic?
    Unlike general anaesthesia, where you're completely unconscious, dental sedation keeps you in a relaxed state but responsive. It's more about relaxation than numbing the pain like a local anaesthetic. That being said, general anaesthesia can be used as a type of sedation for complex cases.
  • How long does it take for the effects of sedation to wear off?
    The duration varies depending on the type of sedation used. IV sedation may take a few hours, while the effects of nitrous oxide wear off almost immediately after the mask is removed.
  • Is sedation safe?
    Yes, dental sedation is very safe when administered by our experienced dentists. We'll review your medical history and monitor you closely during the procedure.
  • How do I prepare for dental sedation?
    We'll provide you with detailed instructions based on the type of sedation you'll be receiving. Generally, it involves fasting for a few hours before your appointment.
  • How much does dental sedation cost?
    The cost varies depending on the type of sedation and the length of your treatment. We always aim to provide affordable options and will discuss all costs and payment plans with you beforehand.
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