Sedation Techniques


IV sedation dentistry is the deepest form of conscious sedation available at our practice. We would deliver sedative medications directly to your bloodstream through an IV line. During your procedure, your dentist will monitor your heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen levels. We can adjust your dosage at any point and can use reversal medications if necessary. Most people who receive IV sedation have little to no memory of their treatment when they wake up. This option is best for people with severe dental anxiety or those who are undergoing lengthy procedures.


Nitrous oxide is commonly known as “laughing gas.” You inhale nitrous oxide through a mask or nosepiece, and calming effects begin within three to five minutes. Your dentist controls the amount of sedation you receive and adjusts dosages accordingly throughout your procedure. Once your treatment is over, your dentist gives you pure oxygen to flush the nitrous oxide out of your system. Because the laughing gas leaves your system so quickly, you’ll be able to drive yourself home after the procedure.


Intranasal sedation involves spraying a small amount of a sedative drug (midazolam) into the nose. The sedative drug will make you feel relaxed during your treatment. Intranasal sedation is not the same as a general anaesthetic, which fully puts you to sleep. However, midazolam does affect memory, so many people do not remember anything about their treatment.


As a pre-medication, tablets be taken at home to relieve the anxiety of the anticipation of the dental treatment. Frightened patients often find this helpful before having another form of anxiety management in the practice. Oral sedation can also be given as a drink within the practice environment. It takes about half an hour for the medication to work.

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