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How Does IV Sedation Work?

Sedation is a modern and popular way for nervous patients to have treatment. If you have had a past bad experience or you really can’t stomach going to the dentist, then sedation may be ideal for you.

You won’t be fully under, you will be able to talk and respond to questions,but you won’t remember the treatment during or after. The way the sedation works is by causing temporary memory loss. It is injected intravenously through a small injection into the patients arm. This is fast acting and will quickly put the patient at ease and allow them to get on with the treatment. Because the patient will not be in control of themselves they will require a chaperone to take them from the clinic and they won’t be able to drive themselves or take public transport.

Treatments Under Sedation

It is possible to decide to have the majority of treatments with sedation. If you are interested in a particular treatment and as unsure what will exactly be involved, we offer free consultations to asses your teeth, identify your goals and discuss the most suitable treatments for you. Quite often there can be multiple treatments that can achieve your goals. Depending on your exact circumstances some may be more recommendable than others. For example, for tooth replacement options you may want a more stable restoration. Dental implants are considered the gold standard in tooth replacement as they will securely hold your new teeth in place. Where as dentures are a removable option but in some circumstances will be more viable than implants (if you are not a suitable candidate for implants).

We will asses each case on an individual basis and will give you the information you need to make an educated decision on how you would like to proceed. To find out more information, please do not hesitate to book your free consultation today.

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