Mr. Gerard Kilfeather  |  B.D.S Dip Clin Dentistry

Ms. Gina Kilfeather | B.D.S MFDS RCSEd

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Nervous Patients-Sedation

Sedation at Kilfeather Dental

For patient who are nervous or have a phobia of dental procedures we now off dental sedation to help you relax during treatment.

Gina Kilfeather has studied and qualified with the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry. More importantly all at Kilfeather Dental share the philosophy that dental treatment can and should be carried out as painlessly and comfortably as possible.

Dental sedation is carried out intra venously using a drug called Midazolam which is injected directly into the bloodstream via a cannula, placed in the bend of your arm or on the back of the hand. During IV sedation, you are not unconscious but in a dream-like state of deep calm relaxation. The sedation lasts between 1-2 hours and when you wake you will have no memory of the treatment. You will be fully recovered the following day. IV sedation is a safe, effective and less costly alternative to general anaesthetic.


Benefits of Sedation

  1. Increased relaxation for patients. Sedation techniques employed in Dentistry helps to relax the patient and keeps them calm allowing them to forget their harboured fear of dentists and dental procedures, in the general sense. Depending how deep the sedation, the patient will be groggy, sleepy or completely asleep on the chair while the procedure is being performed. When the sedative wears off, he will almost have no memory of what happened, however potentially traumatic it may be, so traumatic experiences are avoided.


  1. Ease of performance on the side of the dentists. When the patient is rejecting the treatment, it is often difficult for dentists to proceed because the patient is uncooperative. With the help of sedation techniques such as oral sedation, inhalation sedation and general anesthesia, the procedure is allowed to proceed without interruption from the patient, so the dentist is more efficient and more productive with his work


  1. Higher success rate of procedures. Since both the patient and the dentist is at ease with the procedure, the whole process can go as smoothly as possible, ensuring higher success rate. When the patient and the dentist is able to work together, success can be guaranteed.


If you have any questions or queries please contact us on 012875133