Conscious sedation (CS) is a technique used to help you to relax, and reduce anxiety and pain during treatment.It is an alternative to a general anaesthetic (GA), when you are fully asleep, and a local anaesthetic (LA), when you are given pain tablets by mouth and local anaesthetic (numbing medicine) is injected into or near your cervix (the entrance to the womb).
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, also helps children remain calm.A mask delivers a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen, and within five minutes, the patient relaxes and experiences euphoric feelings.Sedation is a process used to establish a relaxed, easy and calm state through the use of sedatives.Sedative drugs (tranquillizers, depressants, anti-anxiety medications, nitrous oxide, etc.) can be administered in a variety of ways.
Many people have no memory of the procedure after receiving CS. Discharge following your treatment may be less than 1 hour (much quicker than GA).