Why Intravenous sedation is perfect for nervous patients

IV can change the way patients think about the dentist, offering those who suffer from intense dental-related anxiety the option of undergoing treatment under the effect of an amnesic. Many people have a chronic fear of the dentist and put off having treatment because of this. IV puts patients at complete ease and once they have had IV the next procedure they have may not warrant the IV as perceptions of the dentist has changed.

You will be totally relaxed during the procedure

Midazolam, the drug used in IV sedation, is an amnesic which means patients will have no or very little recollection of the procedure though you will still be able to co-operate with your dentist if necessary. Midazolam will also make patients feel drowsy and feel a sense of wellbeing, enabling them to relax and not think about the procedure. IV sedation is a great way to set you on a path to tackling your dental phobia.


It’s a simple process

Intravenous Sedation is very easy to administer; a small plastic cannula is placed on the back of the patient’s hand and the Midazolam is administered in this way.


No gag reflex

Gagging is one of the bodies immediate responses to feeling panic and discomfort – as you are under the influence of an amnesic relaxant, your body will not have this reaction, making it much simpler for your dentist to carry out treatment.


Benefit from the knowledge of an experienced team at Cliftonville

Here at Cliftonville, we are lucky enough to have Dr Aminta Peet as a part of our team – she has performed over 3000 cases.

You can view some patient experience videos by clicking here.


If you would like more information Intravenous sedation at Cliftonvillle, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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