IV Sedation

  • £50 Consultation. £300 Per hour thereafter
  • During the consultation, sedation and the treatment are discussed in depth and blood pressure and oxygen levels are checked as well as any contraindications.
  • Procedural IV sedation is a medical technique that involves giving a patient a calming drug - usually midazolam or Propofol, directly into a vein in your arm. The drug relaxes you and makes you feel calm and sleepy. During the procedure, your healthcare provider monitors your heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen levels to ensure the patient is safe. Procedural sedation is a medical technique used to calm a person before a procedure. It involves giving you sedatives or pain pills, usually through an IV line in your arm.
  • What treatments can sedation be used for – Any dental treatment.
  • What are the benefits to having sedation: Avoiding general anaesthetic; being calm and relaxed during dental treatment and being able to complete treatment when experiencing dental anxiety.
  • Patient can ask any member of staff, nurses/reception, or dentist.

Step 1

First, you will have a consultation with Dr. Hawar Al Haddad. During the consultation, sedation and the treatment are discussed in depth and your blood pressure and oxygen levels are checked, as well as any contraindications to ensure that you may proceed with sedation and your ideal treatment.

Step 2

Your dentist will prepare the required tools and machinery for sedation. Once this is prepared, your dentist will insert a needle that is attached to a tube containing either midazolam or Propofol, into your vein in your arm. Once the calming drug has entered your vein, you will begin to feel drowsy, calm, and sleepy. Once you are under sedation your dentist can proceed with your treatment. Sedation can be used for any dental treatment – including a scale and polish. Dental sedation can last anywhere between 2-8 hours.

Step 3

After you’ve had sedation, and finished your treatment, you’ll recover in-practice to allow its effects to subside. Your dentist will wait to ensure you feel fully recovered before discharging you. We recommend not driving for 24 hours after sedation, so you should arrange for someone to pick you up and take you home. And you should avoid exercise for 24 hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will sedation help with pain?
Sedation is used for the calming and relaxing effect.
Is sedation dentistry safe?
Yes. Dr. Hawar Al Haddad and her team are medically trained professionals trusted to administer sedatives safely to patients of all ages. We closely monitor the health and progress of every patient in our care.
How long does the sedation last?
Typically, patients who undergo sedation feel the effects for one to six hours. It varies because we administer an appropriate dosage for your procedure, so you are not sedated longer than necessary.

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