Sedation

IV sedation available for private treatments

Sedation is a form of anxiety control to make treatment more pleasant for you. It offers a modern alternative to general anaesthesia for most dental procedures. Intravenous (or 'IV') sedation is given by injection, either in the back of your hand or in your arm. The dose we give you will depend on the treatment you need and the time it will take to complete. Our dental team will put you at ease by talking softly and explaining the process to you in full. Although you may feel a little drowsy, you will stay conscious at all times.

 

Why choose IV sedation?

 

It's very effective, and  It's a very comfortable experience - you're simply given an injection in the arm or back of your hand. It is a safe option, suitable for most adults. Whilst you will be drowsy, you will still be capable of co-operating with the dentist and most importantly you won't feel any pain during treatment and you are unlikely to remember the treatment afterwards.

 

Is IV sedation safe?

 

Yes. When performed by expert dental professionals like ourselves, this procedure is regarded as safe for most people over the age of 12. However, patients with complex medical problems or unstable medical conditions may not be suitable for treatment under IV sedation.

 

Does it cost more to have IV sedation?

 

Charges depend on the treatment required – sedation is a privately charged option and the cost starts at £75.

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