• Question: do you put the people to sleep so it does not hurt the teeth

    Asked by callum to Tarik - Dentist on 31 Jan 2019.
    • Photo: Tarik Shembesh

      Tarik Shembesh answered on 31 Jan 2019:

      yes this is called “conscious sedation ” so technically the patient is not asleep just very relaxed and not afraid as this is what the drug we use dose

      Alternatively patients can be put to ” sleep ” with General Anaesthetic in special circumstances but this is expensive for the NHS or patient as well carries with it risks