Intravenous Conscious Sedation is when a drug is administered into the blood system during dental treatment.
Unlike general anaesthesia, during IV Sedation you remain conscious. You will also be able to understand and respond to requests from your dentist.
However, you may not remember much (or anything at all) about what went on – (Great isn’t it!) – because of two things:
- IV Sedation induces a state of deep relaxation (Serenity) and a feeling of not being bothered by what is going on.
- The drugs used for IV Sedation produce either partial or full memory loss (amnesia) for the period of time when the drug first kicks in until it wears off. As a result, time will appear to pass very quickly and you will not recall much of what happened. Many people remember nothing at all. So it may indeed appear as if you were “asleep” during the procedure.
To enquire more about this procedure and the combination with other dental procedures, please contact us at one of our following centres: Call us at any one of our Centres to schedule a time at Blairgowrie (servicing Jhb. North) 011 326 0938 or Bedfordview (servicing Jhb. East and Jhb. South) 011 615 9352 (located close to the airport) Johannesburg South Africa.