Dental sedation is a way of making you feel more at ease during treatment, whilst still being conscious and able to talk with your dentist.
It puts you into a deeply relaxed state, making you feel less anxious and removes discomfort or pain. Intravenous (IV) sedation is a method in which the sedation is administered usually in the arm, through the vein. There are many benefits for this method, especially for sufferers of dental anxiety.
Dental sedation can be given for long, complex procedures as well as simple ones like teeth cleaning. It is often used for those who have dental anxiety.
Sedation can be used for many reasons within dentistry, including: