IV/Twilight Sedation

IV/Twilight Sedation

Many of us feel nervous, anxious and worried when it comes to any form of surgery, especially dental surgery.

At Shire Doctors and Dentists, we can offer an effective way to face this fear by offering patients conscious sedation during dental surgery. Sedation provides anxiety relief and pain control during surgery, especially during complex and long procedures.

Intravenous Sedation is administered via an injection, like a General Anaesthetic. The drugs used are given intravenously, usually into a vein on the top of the hand or the forearm. You will still require a local anaesthetic to exclude pain. During sedation, the patient’s breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, heart rhythms and amount of oxygen in the blood are monitored carefully and recorded by our dental practitioner. This adds to the safety of the procedure.
The level of sedation allows for a limited verbal response or verbal requests. You may have truly little or no memory of the procedure whilst under the sedation. We aim for our patients to feel confident, relaxed and delighted with the experience and results of the surgery.