IV Sedation

Many patients find a visit to the dentist to be a nerve-wracking experience. To help these patients feel at ease, or to enable patients to undergo more complex dental treatments, many of our practices offer I.V. sedation services. Sedation involves the use of anaesthesia to put a patient into a calm, restful state – similar to sleep, but remaining conscious. 

Intravenous (I.V.) Sedation

  • Involves a small injection of sedative in the patient’s arm.
  • Soon after the injection the patient feels drowsy and relaxed, but will remain conscious throughout the treatment.
  • The level of sedation is much easier to control than with the Inhalation and Oral Sedation.
  • Patients usually have little memory of the treatment once completed
  • Suitable for the majority of patients, however some medical conditions may eliminate this as an option
  • For safety reasons, patients must have someone to collect them and take them home after their appointment