The dentist can be a scary place for some people, and we understand this, so we take every measure we can to create a welcoming and comfortable environment, so nobody misses out on great dental care.
However, in some cases, such as for those with dental anxiety, extra steps may be needed, which is when your dentist may recommend the use of IV sedation.
IV sedation is when you are given a sedative drug, usually midazolam, which will make you drowsy and more relaxed while dental treatment is being carried out. The drug is administered through injection in the arm or back of the hand, at a dose chosen specifically for you.
Everyone involved with the use and application of IV sedation is thoroughly trained and experienced, so you can have peace of mind knowing you're in excellent hands.
There are two appointments for typical cases: the first where an assessment of your treatment will be discussed while under sedation, and a second where the treatment will be completed.
We always recommend speaking to your dentist about sedation methods so you fully understand what it involves and so we can make you as comfortable as possible. It is also important to note that there is the risk of side-effects such as bruising around the injection site, reduced oxygen in the bloodstream, and allergic reaction like any medicine.
Before the use of any sedation, your dentist will brief you on everything you need to know, but there are some essential things to note, such as:
So please don't let anxiety stop you from receiving the dental care you need, get in touch, and we'll do everything possible to make you feel more relaxed and ready for treatment.
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You feel as if you matter to them.