Sedation dentistry is a standard practice, tailored to help patients remain at ease during complex or extended dental treatments.
Before the initiation of the treatment, your dentist or sedation specialist will insert a drip into a vein in your arm. This process will trigger a state of relaxation and slight drowsiness, though you’ll stay conscious throughout the procedure, capable of interacting and following instructions as needed. You will also be administered a local anaesthetic to ensure you do not experience any pain during the treatment.
During the procedure, your vital signs will be continuously monitored. Even if the entire treatment spans one or two hours, it will likely seem like only a handful of minutes due to the effects of sedation. Additionally, your recollection of the procedure will be minimal or non-existent due to the amnesic qualities of the IV sedation.