IV Sedation is an excellent adjunct to simple dentoalveolar procedures, such as wisdom teeth removal, surgical tooth removal and biopsies. IV Sedation is also known as concious sedation or 'twighlight' sedation. Although you are awake during surgery, the medication provides a anti-anxiety effect, making the surgery more comfortable for you. It also provides some amnesia, and most patients will not remember their surgery at all. Local anaesthetic is still used to provide comfort in the area while being treated and to keep you comfortable post-operatively, and the sedation medication provides some pain relief as well. During your consultation, Mr. Moore will assess your suitability for IV Sedation, and if it is right for you.
IV Sedation requires you to follow some simple instructions prior to surgery and have an escort to care for you after surgery.
Please feel free to have a read of the IV Sedation Instructions linked in our 'Patient Information' drop down menu. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
Liam operates weekly at St. George's Hospital, Merivale. General anaesthetic may be offered depending on the nature and extent of the treatment required. Mr. Moore will discuss this option with you as part of your consultation.