Intravenous (IV) sedation is the method of anti-anxiety wherein the sedative is directly injected to a vein. This technique will allow the dentist to provide a deeper sedation, although you will still be awake but less aware of the procedure. The process requires recovery time after you leave the office. Sleep Dentistry is a painless way to receive your dental treatment. Conscious IV Sedation is proven to give you a more relaxed positive experience and suits patients who might feel uneasy about having a dental treatment, or perhaps trying to overcome their dental phobia.
IV sedation induces a sleepy state of deep relaxation and a feeling of not being perturbed by what’s going on. You may not remember much about your treatment at all.
Yes, it is completely safe. At Newpark Clinic you will be looked after by our qualified and experienced oral surgeon, who have been using IV sedation for more than four years.
Your overall health, as well as physical and mental conditions you may be battling at the time, are important to be able to safely undergo certain types of sedation – especially in the dental office. Certain of these conditions may require clearance from a physician: cardiac disease, hypertension, diabetes and respiratory diseases should all be addressed prior to a given type of sedation. Your dentist will take a thorough medical history and physical assessment before proceeding. He or she may also ask you to receive medical clearance from your physician.
Speak to our friendly staff on the phone or email your particular concerns to us. You are treated as an individual and we take care to listen and understand your particular concerns.