It is natural for most people to feel some form of anxiety when visiting the dentist. For those who are particularly nervous, we offer a range of dental sedation services.Find out more with a virtual consultation
Intravenous (IV) sedation involves the injection of a drug or combination of drugs.
The precise drugs used will vary based on your individual health and circumstances. Normally one drug is used to induce sedation and another is used to reverse it.
During the procedure you remain awake, but unlike inhalation sedation you are unlikely to remember details of the procedure. You will be in a highly relaxed, almost sleep-like state and you will feel almost no pain or discomfort during treatment.
Our intravenous sedation services are delivered either by Consultant Anaesthetists – who also work in hospital wards – or senior Dental Surgeons trained specifically in the technique. This high level of expertise ensures that it is perfectly safe.
The role of our dedicated sedationist is to monitor you throughout treatment, allowing your Dental Surgeon to concentrate exclusively on your treatment. This differs from some providers of intravenous sedation, where a Dental Surgeon with additional training in sedation delivers sedation services at the same time as delivering treatment.