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What is Dental Sedation

Sedation Dentistry uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. The Dentist may recommend an intravenous or 'IV' sedation. This is given by injection, either in the back of your hand or in you arm. The dose will depend on the amount of treatment needed and how long it will take to complete.

Prior to treatment

Patients having a procedure under sedation must follow the current fasting guidelines for general anaesthesia. They must not eat or drink for 6 hours before their procedure, but may have water up to 2 hours before.

How will IV sedation in the surgery affect me ?

You will become drowsy and are not aware of having any treatment, but you are still able to co-operate with the dentist. The effects of sedative medicine take some time to wear off, the dentist will tell you how long the drugs will take to clear from your body. You won't be able to drink alcohol, drive or work machinery during this time.

Possible Side Effects of IV Sedation

Drowsiness is the most common side effect

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