Feeling nervous? We’ve got you!
We go to great lengths to make sure that your care here is gentle and comfortable, from using the latest equipment and materials to investing in training for our team members.
However we understand that some patients have an extreme phobia of the dentist caused by a previous traumatic experience and these patients would benefit from intravenous dental sedation.
Intravenous sedation involves giving you an injection of a sedative drug through a plastic tube into a vein either in your arm or the back of your hand. The sedative will relax you and make you feel sleepy during the treatment.
Dr Maurice Sims
Dr Maurice Sims has 5 years of experience delivering sedation and he is happy to help any nervous patients that need some extra assistance.
Sedation question and answers
What is intravenous dental sedation?
Intravenous sedation involves giving you an injection of a sedative drug into a vein either in your arm or the back of your hand. The sedative will relax you and make you feel sleepy during the treatment.
We use intravenous or ‘IV’ sedation in the practice. This is given by injection, either in the back of your hand or in your arm. The dose will depend on the amount of treatment needed and how long it will take to complete. This will all be discussed with you before the appointment.
How will IV sedation in the surgery affect me?
After the drug is administered you will become drowsy, will not be aware of having any dental treatment, however you will still able to co-operate with the dentist. The effects of sedative medicine take some time to wear off, you will not be able to drink alcohol, drive or work machinery during this time. We also ask for you to bring a chaperone to the appointment.
How much does it cost?
To determine to exact cost you will need to have a Sedation Consultation. Here the options, treatment and costs will be discussed with you.
If you would like to find out more about IV Sedation at Ashbury Dental Care then why not book an appointment with us by contacting our friendly reception team.