Tel: 01285 640248

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Conscious/Intravenous Sedation

Conscious/Intravenous sedation is a fantastic way to alleviate patient anxiety and distress associated with dental procedures.  It is a really easy technique that involves the administration of Midazolam via a vein in the back of your hand or the inside of the elbow.  We monitor you carefully to ensure you are comfortably sedated, relaxed and happy before we start any treatment.

Once treatment is complete, you go home and rest and are back to normal by the following day. The only downside to having sedation is that an escort is required to attend, take you home and keep an eye on you until the following morning.  This tends not to be a problem as family members or friends are usually more than happy to help patients work through their anxieties.

Sedation effectively relieves anxiety and produces deep relaxation whilst you are still awake.

Sedation Advice

The following advice will help you before and after your treatment by Sedation.

After sedation, co-ordination and logical thinking may be temporarily impaired so it is important to follow the advice below for the 48 hour period following treatment. You will be able to talk and respond to any instructions where necessary throughout your treatment.

On the day of treatment:

  • Have a light meal at least two hours before your treatment
  • Do not drink any alcohol
  • Take any routine tablets or medicines at the usual time
  • Please bring a responsible adult with you who is able to wait and escort you home afterwards

After treatment:

  • Rest for 1-2 days
  • Do not drive a car or ride a bicycle
  • Do not operate machinery or undertake anything requiring skill or judgment
  • Do no climb ladders
  • Do not take sleeping tablets
  • Do not drink alcohol
  • Do not make any vital decision or sign legal documents
  • Please ensure that you have someone to stay with you for 24 hours following treatment


If you have any concerns after your treatment please telephone the Practice on 01285 640248 or if outside surgery hours, please call the Weekend On-Call Mobile 07912 668541