Are you anxious or afraid of visiting the dentist?
Or are you time poor but need substantial treatment?
Intravenous sedation (IV sedation) is an option that allows dental procedures to be performed while you are under the influence of a sedative drug given via an injection. It is often referred to as ‘sleep dentistry’ or ‘twilight dentistry’.
What is it like?
Sleep dentistry is different to surgical procedures performed under general anaesthetic—you are not unconscious, but rather in an induced, highly relaxed, sleep-like state.
When you ‘wake up’ you will not remember anything about the entire procedure, will feel no pain during the procedure and will feel like no time has passed.
Selected National Dental Care dentists are trained in sleep dentistry and qualified to perform procedures using this method.