Conscious sedation – taking fear out of dentistry for patients
Even though modern dentistry is virtually pain free, certain patients carry phobias and fears about dentistry. Others such as patients with special needs require special attention and care. Conscious sedation is a means of delivering the best oral care for those patients.
Conscious sedation can only be carried out by dentists who are fully qualified in the administration of such sedation. Specifically, they must have completed a Dental Council of Ireland-approved post-graduate course before they can provide this service. A list of our members, all of whom are qualified in conscious sedation, is available on this website.
As a very nervous patient, terrified of dentists I opted for sedation and haven't looked back since. I can honestly say I have overcome my fear of dentists. Derek (34)