IV sedation is one of our Sleep Dentistry options used to help patients who suffer from dental anxiety to have a positive, stress-free dental experience. Dental anxiety is very common, and some people delay their routine dental check ups or having treatments because of this fear of the dentist. IV sedation is a great option to help you stay relaxed through everything from simple teeth cleaning through to complicated oral surgery procedures.
What Is IV Sedation?
IV sedation is where a sedative drug is administered through an IV needle. It works very quickly to relax you. Although you may stay awake throughout your appointment, many patients feel drowsy and find they have very little memory of their appointment. It is used together with a local anaesthetic in your mouth, so your treatment will be both stress-free and pain-free.
IV sedation can be a great option when you require several different treatments as these can all be done in one longer appointment, saving you the time and inconvenience of multiple sessions.
Is IV Sedation Safe?
At Fraser Dental, our Dentists are highly trained in administering IV sedation safely and effectively. We use the latest techniques and equipment. Continual monitoring ensures our patient wellbeing is paramount. Our patients report that they no longer have to fear visiting the dentist.
As with all forms of Sleep Dentistry, IV sedation requires extra post-treatment care. You will not be able to drive for the rest of the day after IV sedation so will need transport home. It is common to feel drowsy for a while after your appointment. The Fraser dental team will contact you the following day to see how you are feeling post-treatment.