Concious IV Sedation
If you are anxious about the treatment you are receiving or if the surgeon considers the surgery too difficult to do with numbness alone, then a sedative drug may be useful to make your experience more pleasant. Unlike a General Anaesthetic, it does not render you completely unconscious, just drowsy, sleepy and relaxed enough for you to not be aware or not care much about the procedure. The drug is given through a small piece of plastic that lies in your arm or hand. It is given gradually and you will notice the effect within a few minutes. The drug is safe and avoids the substantial risk of a General Anaesthetic. Whilst administering the drug through your arm is the most common, safest and predictable way, we could also use other methods through your nose or mouth, or even use the laughing gas. Our team is made up of a number of extensively trained and qualified sedationists including one of London’s leading Consultant Anaesthetists. Now here’s the great bit. Are you nervous about having your dental treatment at your dentist? No worries. We cover some areas where we can come meet you at your own dental practice, and sedate you there while your dentist gets on with your dental treatment.