IV Conscious Sedation

Dental Phobia

Nervous patients needn’t fear visiting us at Red Lodge Dental Surgery. We understand that many people avoid regular dental visits because of the stress and anxiety about the procedure. Our practice in Red Lodge is modern and clean and has a designated recovery room.

While we can assure you that our dentist is highly experienced in treating patients with dental phobias, we can now offer intravenous, also known as IV sedation to take away this stress factor.

Conscious Sedation

The type of sedation used in dental practices in the UK is called Conscious Sedation. This will lead to a relaxed dream-like state. You will never be completely put off to sleep and will be able to understand and respond to requests from the dentist.

What can be done under sedation?

Treatments that can be done under sedation are as follows:

  • Extractions (teeth removal) including wisdom teeth
  • Oral surgery
  • Fillings
  • Hygiene Cleans
  • Crowns
  • Implants

How is it done?

The drugs that we use, which are mild sedatives to induce a calm, relaxed state, are given into a vein in the hand. We have advanced digital monitoring facility at our practice to keep track of your  Blood Pressure and Oxygen level in your blood.

After the procedure

The effect of these drugs wears off quickly. You may not remember details of the procedure as the sedative drugs used cause amnesia. You will have to stay in the practice for a bit longer till the drug effect is completely gone. There are no long-term side effects for these drugs.

There should be an adult accompanying you to take you back home and keep an eye on you for next 24 hours.

We offer this facility to those above 12 years of age, and only to those who are medically fit. We can assure you that the procedure is done safely and professionally at our practice.