What is sedation?
The drugs have a relaxing and calming effect but don’t prevent communication between dentist and patient so treatment can still be carried out easily.
Weight, age and medical condition must be assessed before suitability for this kind of sedation is determined but this would all be discussed during the consultation with the dentist.
Usually the patient would need to be referred to a specialist clinic for this treatment.
How will IV sedation in the surgery affect me?
Whilst IV sedation will make you drowsy and unaware of the treatment you are undergoing, you will remain lucid enough to communicate and cooperate with the dental team. The effects of the sedative will take time to wear off and you won’t be able to drink alcohol, drive or work machinery during this time so it is important that someone can help you home after treatment and keep a careful eye on you for sometime afterwards. Your dentist will tell you how long it will be before the drugs are completely clear from your body.
Who can have dental sedation?
Intravenous dental sedation is provided principally for patients aged from 12-70 years old, who are in good health.
Dr. Sachdeva can organize a Dental Sedation specialist to come and perform sedation whilst doing the dental procedure at our clinic so you don’t have the extra stress of attending a hospital.
If you would like to know more about this special service, please give us a call and have a chat with Dr. Sachdeva for more information. Call us at (03) 9800 2338