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Frequently Asked Questions


  • What is Intravenous Sedation?
    Intravenous sedation in dentistry is very safe and highly effective and will make your dental visit a relaxing, sleepy and comfortable experience. It is also known as twilight sedation, sleep dentistry or twilight anaesthesia. A combination of intravenous anaesthetic, sedative and pain relieving medications is administered to create a very sleepy and pleasant dream-like state for the whole procedure so that you will be relaxed, comfortable and unaware of your surroundings while still maintaining the ability to breathe on your own, move and able to obey commands. The vast majority of people have no memory of the procedure. Memory before and after IV sedation is usually not affected. Patients often comment that the whole procedure has passed in only a few minutes when in reality it may have been several hours.
  • Who Can Benefit From IV Sedation?
    Intravenous sedation is available and very effective for any dental procedure. It is suitable and extremely safe for most people. No procedure is too small for IV sedation. The benefits of intravenous sedation are effective for all dental patients of Atrius Dental Studio, especially those who: Have dental phobia, anxiety or are nervous about dental treatments, and normally avoid going to the dentist Dislike needles, drills, pain/discomfort, sights, sounds/noises, tastes or smells associated with their dental procedures IV sedation is especially useful for patients requiring the following dental services: Removal of Wisdom Teeth Teeth Extractions Dental Surgery/Oral Surgery Dental Implants Pinhole Surgery Root Canal Treatment White Tooth Fillings Periodontal or Gum Disease Treatments Crowns and Bridges Full Mouth Restorations Bone Grafts
  • What are the Side Effects of IV Sedation?
    IV Sedation is very well tolerated and side effects and complications are rare. A very small minority of patients have dream-like recollections of the experience and can recall features of the dental clinic or verbal conversations, but these are not distressing. Intravenous sedation is extremely safe for most people and is suitable for any dental procedure.
  • How Will I Feel Afterwards?
    You can usually leave the office with a responsible adult around 15-30 minutes after the procedure is completed. It is common to feel a bit sleepy afterwards but everything should be back to normal within 12-24 hours. For more information about IV sedation and its safety, check out our FAQs!
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