If you are nervous about having dental treatment, have a strong gag reflex or require surgical or complex dental treatment, Sleep Dentistry may be just what you are looking for. Fear of the dentist is not uncommon, and as a result both dental and general health can suffer. This fear can be overcome through a procedure we offer called intravenous (IV) sedation, also known as sleep dentistry. IV sedation is a very efficient, safe, and effective way of providing profound anxiety relief, and pain control during any dental procedures.
While under IV sedation, most patients experience a state of deep relaxation and partial or full memory loss for the period of time from when the drug starts to work until it wears off. Under IV sedation you do remain conscious and have limited verbal response and verbal request.
IV sedation is performed in our surgery by a qualified anaesthetist accompanied by a registered nurse. Throughout the procedure your breathing, heart rate, blood pressure and the amount of oxygen in your blood are closely monitored to ensure the procedure is carried out safely and effectively.
Following the procedure, you will be cared for in a recovery room, by a registered nurse, until you feel comfortable enough to be accompanied home by a responsible adult who is prepared to stay with you for 24 hours.
For more information on this procedure, please contact our practice today.