At St. Paul’s Dental Care we aim to provide treatment for our patients in a relaxed and comfortable manner. Intravenous sedation is offered both for nervous patients and those undergoing more extensive dental surgery.
Sedation can leave you feeling more relaxed and better able to tolerate long sessions allowing you to complete your treatment.
What is IV sedation?
It is a technique used to reduce anxiety during a dental treatment. The sedation agent is administered through a simple injection in the back of the hand or forearm via a small cannula.
The sedative agent acts quickly and once it has taken affect and you are feeling sufficiently relaxed, the treatment is started.
The patient feels drowsy; in fact many patients do not remember anything about their treatment. At the end of treatment the patient will be allowed to recover and when ready be discharged home with their escort.
If there is any further information about the availability and cost of this service please ask your dentist.