Many patients feel self-conscious about dental treatment and nervous about visiting the dentist. We offer special care to our anxious patients to make their appointments comfortable and relaxing.
Intravenous sedation is the use of drugs through a needle in a vein (a drip) which makes you feel relaxed and less anxious. The drugs may actually make you sleep, but not too deeply.
The benefits of IV sedation are:
- IV sedation tends to be the method of choice if you don’t want to be aware of the procedure due to complete amnesia.
- Patients receiving IV sedation rarely experience difficulties with gagging and the treatment relaxes the muscles.
After IV Sedation, you will require a chaperone to ensure you go home safely and rest quietly for the remainder of the day. You must avoid driving, operating any machinery which carry a risk of injury, drinking alcohol or signing important documents for 24 hours after sedation.
Don’t let your fear of the dentist stop you from looking after your teeth.