How will I feel when I am sedated?
The drugs used for sedation normally result in a general light headed feeling or drowsy feeling and a considerable reduction in anxiety. This may last for 24 hours. You will also experience a certain degree of amnesia and may not recall some aspects of your treatment after the administration of the drugs. This only lasts during your treatment session but will not affect memory before treatment or after. After the treatment you may feel that you have fallen asleep because of the induced amnesia. The amnesic effect may also make the treatment session seem a lot shorter than it was. It must be stressed that at no point will you lose consciousness and your ability to communicate with us will be encouraged and maintained. This is a mandatory requirement that the team abides by to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the treatment session. After the administration of sedation, you will be given local anaesthetic to ensure that your treatment is pain free and comfortable.