Intravenous Conscious Sedation (aka “IV sedation”) is when a drug, usually of the anti- anxiety variety, is administered into the blood system during dental treatment.
If you have a fear of dentists or of dental treatment sedation is definitely an option available for you. It enables dental treatment to be carried out whilst you are relaxed and makes your visit much more pleasant. It is commonly used on patients who have a fear or phobia of dental treatment. This fear can be for a number of reasons including:
- Fear of pain
- Extremely sensitive teeth
- History of traumatic dental experiences
- Complex dental problems