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At Wootton Lodge we can offer our patients the option of Intravenous Sedation (IV sedation). We recommend this for some of our longer procedures i.e. Dental Implant surgery (used alongside local anaesthetic). It is also an option for very nervous patients as IV sedation helps you to relax, making you more comfortable and calm when undergoing dental procedures. It will help you to tolerate, as well as not remember, those procedures that may be very uncomfortable for you.
The sedation medication is administered through a thin plastic cannula tube that is placed into a vein in your arm or hand. A needle is used to locate the best position for the cannula and then withdrawn once the tube is in place. The medication and patient are monitored to achieve the desired level of 'conscious sedation'. Some patients will sleep while others will slip in and out of sleep. Those patients with medical conditions may only be lightly sedated and not sleep at all. At any time an antidote can be administered to reverse the effects of the medication if necessary.
Patients are generally ready to go home within an hour of their dental procedure. They must be escorted home by a responsible chaperone and looked after for the rest of the day.
Pre and post sedation instructions are provided.