If you’ve been considering dental surgery, but are nervous, scared or worried about how you might react during the procedure, then do not worry, you are not alone. To reduce your anxiety and ensure you get the treatment you need, we can administer Intravenous (IV) sedation, which offers many benefits.
Intravenous (IV) sedation has helped many patients deal with nerve-racking and unpleasant procedures. Call us today on 0161 337 2246 to discuss whether sedation is the right choice for you.
What Is Intravenous (IV) Sedation?
This is where a sedative drug is injected into your vein using an IV cannula, just before you have your dental treatment. The effects of the drug, which include sleepiness, complete unawareness of the procedure and a reduction in anxiety, will last for approximately two hours, ensuring the length of your treatment is covered.
What Are The Benefits Of Intravenous (IV) Sedation?
Under sedation you will feel relaxed, calm and comfortable and be unaware of the procedure at hand. You’ll be able to understand and respond to requests from your dentist, ensuring an effective and safe treatment.
Local anaesthetic will be administered after sedation to make your mouth numb.
Multiple procedures could also be completed at the same time, or though extended treatments, such as:
• Repairing chipped and damaged teeth.
• Replacing crowns or dentures.
• Restoring and healing sore gums to good health.
• Whitening yellow, darkened or stained teeth.
The majority of patients feel no pain or discomfort during their surgery and feel better about their next visit.
Recovery is also quick, and generally shorter than that of oral sedation.