IV Sedation

With IV sedation, there’s no need to fear dental treatment. During intravenous sedation, anti-anxiety drugs help you to relax and will ensure you don’t feel (or even remember) a thing.

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What You’ll Experience

During IV sedation you’ll go into a state of deep relaxation. You’ll still be conscious and can understand and respond to your dentist but it’s likely you won't remember anything from your treatment. 

IV sedation can cause memory loss so when the drug wears off you might feel like time has passed very quickly or that you were asleep during the procedure. 

How IV Sedation Works


A trained specialist will place a cannula into a vein in your arm or hand to administer the drug. IV sedation works very quickly as the drug enters directly into your bloodstream.


The full sedative effect lasts for around an hour, and you may feel unsteady on your feet after it wears off.


It’s important that you are picked up after your appointment, have someone with you and avoid driving for 24 hours.

Your Safety During Sedation

Intravenous sedation is very safe. You won’t feel disorientated or uninhibited during the procedure. 

Our dentists administrating the sedations are highly trained and know just the right amount to give you so that you are relaxed but responsive. We will monitor you the whole time with a finger monitor measuring your heart rate and the level of oxygen in your blood. 

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