Adelaide Sedation Dentistry

We Specialise in Intravenous Sedation

Fear of the dentist is common and we can help you by offering intravenous sedation.
It is a safe and efficient method used to help our patients receive the dental care they need, usually performed under one appointment.
Intravenous sedation could be right for you if you have any of the following:

  • Severe dental fear / traumatic past dental history
  • Difficulty getting numb using anaesthesia
  • Needle phobia
  • Strong gag reflex
  • Difficulty controlling movement due to systemic conditions, such as cerebral palsy or Parkinson’s disease

Intravenous sedation is performed by a qualified anaesthetist and patients will be in a state of extreme relaxation, almost like sleep. The sedatives place you into a carefully controlled state of semiconsciousness for the dental procedure. It is not the same as a general anaesthetic, but generally you will remember nothing of the dental procedure. Where awareness does occur, recollections are very vague and may for example, be just a memory of hearing people speak.
Intravenous sedation is performed by a qualified anaesthetist.
After the intravenous sedation session, you will not remember any dental procedure and it can take a little while to recover from the sedation.
Hence you will need a responsible adult to escort you home and stay with you for the remainder of the day until you are fully alert.
You must not drive a motor vehicle for 24 hours afterwards.

We focus on personalised, comfortable dentistry and if you have any queries on the sedation procedure, please contact us at Dental Matters.