If you are particularly nervous, anxious or have a phobia of dentistry, sedation is an excellent way to manage your anxieties. It is suitable for patients aged 18+, it involves the administration of an intravenous drug (usually a single drug such as midazolam), this is administered into a small vein on the back of the hand or in the crease of your arm.
You feel very relaxed and we are then able to carry out your dental treatment. The drugs used for IV sedation produce either a partial or full memory loss (amnesia) for the period of time when the drug is first administered till when it wears off. Local anaesthetic is used in the mouth while you are sedated to ensure your dental treatment is carried out painlessly and for your post-operative comfort.
For this type of treatment, you will need to be referred. Please book an appointment and see our dentist.