Intravenous sedation is a well-established technique which has been used in Dentistry for many years. Sedation is usually used for minor oral surgery procedures such as wisdom tooth surgery, dental implant surgery and All on 4 surgery. Sometimes nervous patients tend to ask for this when they are undergoing more complex dental treatment. IV Sedation is suitable for most healthy patients.
Intravenous sedation is done at our NUFFIELD DENTAL clinics by specialist anaesthetists who support our nervous or anxious patients. This is hence now a routine service at NUFFIELD DENTAL Clinics so we are well trained to handle you for your comfort and well being.
You will be asked to fast for 6 hours prior to surgery and arrive half an hour before your appointment. A numbing gel will be used on your hand before an intravenous cannula (drip) will be placed.
All other procedures and injections are done only after our patients are asleep. Hence, our patients are very comfortable throughout the procedure. When the surgery or treatment is complete, the sedation medication will be stopped and you will wake up thereafter shortly. We tend to reserve the dental room for our patients to rest as necessary. You will need to bring in a responsible adult to take you back home in private transport afterwards.
Many of our patients tend to be pleased with IV sedation option as it is a very comfortable option for Dental Procedures. Should you feel that you are a candidate for this, please let your NUFFIELD DENTAL Dentist know and appropriate arrangements will be made for you.
Please click here to download Intravenous sedation Treatment post-op instructions.