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IV Sedation/Sleep Dentistry

Are you an anxious patient? Contact Rosalie Dental on (07) 3369 5711 and ease your fear of dental treatment!

Many people experience the feeling of anxiety with relation to visiting the dentist, and will often put off making an appointment.

I.V. (intravenous) sedation, sometimes referred to as sleep dentistry, may be a more appropriate alternative for patients who are nervous or apprehensive about dental treatments.


About IV Sedation

Intravenous sedation provides profound anxiety relief and relaxation during dental procedures. The sedative is given through a vein in the arm or back of the hand. The patient drifts off into a state of drowsiness; time seems to pass very quickly.

A sedated patient has their breathing, heart rate, blood pressure and blood oxygen levels constantly monitored and is always under the care of a second Dentist (separate to the one performing your procedure). After IV sedation, you will need someone to take you home, and you will be groggy for several hours. It is better to allow yourself the rest of the day to recover.

I.V. sedation is useful for patients who: