INTRAVENOUS SEDATION IN CHRISTCHURCH
One of the most useful ways of treating anxious or scared patients, is by using intravenous sedation. Intravenous sedation (IV sedation), also known as conscious sedation, is a way of performing dental and surgical procedures under the influence of an intravenous sedative agent.
Unlike general anesthesia, during IV sedation the patient is not unconscious but rather in an induced, relaxed, sleep-like state. It makes the patient less aware of the procedure or treatment. The patient will be in a semi-awake state and can follow verbal commands and communicate with the dentist. Most dental procedures can be done under sedation.