Intravenous Conscious Sedation
Intravenous conscious sedation is a technique used by your dentist which will help you to relax and alleviate anxiety during your treatment. It is usually given by a small injection in the back of the hand or arm . A sedative medication called Midazolam is given and the amount required is titrated to the patient’s response.
Unlike a general anaesthetic you will not be asleep, but will feel slightly drowsy during treatment and may continue to do so for several hours afterwards. The majority of patients remember very little of the treatment carried out under intravenous conscious sedation. Some patients may remember small details of the procedure Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee the level of amnesia as all patients respond differently to the medication.
We offer special care to our anxious patients through this form of sedation to make their appointments more comfortable and relaxing.
Intravenous or IV sedation. The sedative drug is injected in a controlled manner, so that you feel relaxed during the dental treatment.
This technique is ideal for highly anxious patients, prolonged or more invasive procedures and procedures involving the treatment of multiple teeth at multiple sites. Patients require a suitable escort until the following morning after treatment and need to be starved for at least two hours prior to their appointment (unless informed otherwise by their dentist or anaesthetist).
Now you don't have to let your fear of the dentist stop you from getting the dental treatment that you need.
A safe way to feel calm and relaxed during dental treatment.