Sleep Dentistry – IV Sedation
If you are nervous about having Dental Treatment, Sleep Dentistry may be just what you’re looking for…
The Corinna Dental Practice in Woden is one of several practices in ACT offering Sleep Dentistry, also known as IV Sedation. IV Sedation is a technique which can minimise the anxiety or fear that a person might usually experience about dental treatment. It is suitable for most patients: however, before you undergo sleep dentistry, your dentist will need to review your medical history and current status to ensure that the treatment is right for you.
Sleep Dentistry Is Also Called IV or Intravenous Sedation
Intravenous sedation is used to put anxious patients into a state of ‘drowsiness’ for the duration of a dental procedure. The process involves the use of a sedative which induces a deeply relaxed state. Under the effects of IV sedation you are likely to experience a slight amnesia, awaking unaware of the procedure that has just taken place.
Due to the drowsiness produced by the sedative agents, the patients will need to be escorted home and taken care of by a suitable adult.
It is important to note that any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Other Options If You Are Anxious
Another option for anxious patients is Happy Gas. You can learn more about this on our page for patients who are nervous about dentistry here.