Intravenous conscious sedation is a safe and effective way to remove dental anxiety and enable nervous patients to address their dental health needs.

Many patients have long standing issues which have prevented them having regular dental visits and sedation is an effective aid to addressing this problem and helps to build up confidence for the future. Sedation can be used to assist all dental procedures.

Please contact us to arrange a consultation if you feel this would be helpful for you.

What is IV sedation?
During IV sedation you remain conscious. You will also be able to understand and respond to requests from your dentist. However, you may not remember much (or anything at all) about the treatmetn due to the following:

  1. IV sedation induces a state of deep relaxation and a feeling of not being bothered by what’s going on.
  2. The drugs used for IV sedation produce either partial or full memory loss (amnesia) for the period of time when the drug first takes effect until it wears off. Consequently, time will appear to pass very quickly and you will not recall much of what happened.

How is IV Sedation given?
Intravenous means the drug is administered into a vein. We use a very thin needle which is put into a vein close to the surface of the skin in either the arm or the back of your hand. With IV sedation the onset of action is very rapid and drug dosage and level of sedation is tailored to meet the individual’s’ needs.
If this sounds like something that will interest you, give our friendly team a call on 0117 9246070 to discuss your treatment needs.

Mark Gillis BDS MFDS RCS PG Dip Implant Dentistry

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