If you’ve been considering dental surgery, but are nervous, scared or worried about how you might react during the procedure, then do not worry, you are not alone. To reduce your anxiety and ensure you get the treatment you need, we can administer Intravenous (IV) sedation, which offers many benefits.

Intravenous (IV) sedation has helped many patients deal with nerve-racking and unpleasant procedures. Call us today on 01706 750658 to discuss whether sedation is the right choice for you.

What Is Intravenous (IV) Sedation?

This is where a sedative drug is injected into your vein using an IV cannula, just before you have your dental treatment. The effects of the drug, which include sleepiness, complete unawareness of the procedure and a reduction in anxiety, will last for approximately two hours, ensuring the length of your treatment is covered.

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Who Is A Candidate For Intravenous (IV) Sedation?

You are suitable for IV sedation, if you are an adult and:
You have a fear of visiting the dentist.
You’ve had distressing dental experiences that make it hard for you to go back.
You dislike needles and shots and are looking for a way to cope with them.
You have a bad gag reflex, which could inhibit your procedure.
You have complex dental issues with little time to correct them.
You have overly-sensitive teeth.
You can’t stand the tastes, smells and noises associated with dental care.
You have difficulty becoming, and being numb.
You are concerned about being judged for the state of your teeth.

What Are The Benefits Of Intravenous (IV) Sedation?

Under sedation you will feel relaxed, calm and comfortable and be unaware of the procedure at hand. You’ll be able to understand and respond to requests from your dentist, ensuring an effective and safe treatment.

Local anaesthetic will be administered after sedation to make your mouth numb. Multiple procedures could also be completed at the same time, or though extended treatments, such as:
Repairing chipped and damaged teeth.
Replacing crowns or dentures.
Restoring and healing sore gums to good health.
Whitening yellow, darkened or stained teeth.


The majority of patients feel no pain or discomfort during their surgery and feel better about their next visit. Recovery is also quick, and generally shorter than that of oral sedation.

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