A pain-free mouth
A wonderful solution
We know how much having a pain-free mouth and smile you love is life changing. Most of our patients visit us without any worries but we understand some may need a helping hand.
If you are anxious or phobic about dental treatment, IV sedation may be a wonderful solution for you.
Our team are experienced in the care of anxious patients and in particular the use of advanced sedation techniques.
- Helps longer treatments feel like they are over in minutes
- Helps dental phobic and needle phobic receive the treatment they need
- Little or no recollection of your dental treatment
- Great for patients with gag reflex
- A relaxed experience
- Speedy recovery
What is Intravenous Sedation?
Sedation is a common and safe procedure used to reduce anxiety. The sedative drug we use will make you feel calm and relaxed and you may fall into a natural type of sleep. You will be able to communicate with the dentist throughout but you will probably not remember parts, if any of the treatment. This is not the same as having a general anaesthetic, but to many patients it feels similar.
Once treatment is complete you will be able to rest until you are ready to be taken home. Your escort will then take you home and stay with you whilst you recover.
Frequently asked questions
We strive to answer any questions you may have about the process, explore our FAQ section below to see if we have already answered your query.
Most patients feel A-OK to return to normal the next day however we advise our patients to listen to their body and to do what feels right for them.
You may remember small parts of your treatment however most of our patients remember nothing of the treatment.
Most patients over the age of 18 who are fit and healthy are suitable for sedation but this is something we will be able to tell you at your sedation assessment.