If you are nervous about having dental treatment or you are having a procedure which may cause discomfort, intravenous (IV)sedation is an effective and safe treatment. Intravenous Sedation (IV) is when a sedative is injected directly into a vein. IV sedation is extremely safe whenit is supervised by a specially trained dentist.
IV sedation has four main effects:
- It will reduce your anxiety and make you feel relaxed.
- It will make you feel sleepy.
- It will make you unaware of the procedure.
- It will result in partial – or total loss of memory of the procedure.
While under IV sedation, you will feel deeply relaxed but you will still be able to understand and respond to requests from the dentist. You will be unaware of the operation and this form of treatment is ideal for patients who wish to avoid the noise and vibration of the drill.
After the procedure you will need to fully recover until you are fit enough to be discharged with your escort.