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IV Sedation

IV Sedation is a modern way to help a lot of our patients who are anxious of their dental visits. Whatever the cause of the anxiety, this conscious sedation technique allows our patients to feel less anxious, relax you and can even make you sleepy.

It is not to be confused with a general anaesthetic where patients are fully put to sleep, but in this form of sedation you will be able to understand and respond to everything around you. A nice side effect of the drug allows most people to have little or no recollection of the appointment.

A small needle is placed in to a vein, commonly in the arm much like when getting blood tests / giving blood, and the sedative is placed in the vein. Soon after the drugs are given, our patients feel relaxed and comfortable.

A responsible adult must escort you home after the procedure as the effects of the drugs takes 2-4 hours to be eliminated from your body.


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Access this service 

Please call our reception team on 09 302 2496 to arrange a consultation to see if you are suitable for treatment under IV sedation. 

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