Sedation Dentistry

At Coronation House Dentist Nambour we provide IV sedation for patients. IV (intravenous sedation) is very effective for any dental procedure it is suitable and extremely safe for most people.

What is Intravenous sedation and what are the benefits?

Intravenous sedation in dentistry is a very safe and high effective procedure that will make your dental visit a relaxing, sleeping and comfortable experience. It is also known as twilight sedation, sleep dentistry or twilight anaesthesia.

A combination of intravenous anaesthetic, sedative and pain relieving medications is administered to create a very sleepy and pleasant dream-like state for the whole procedure so that you will be relaxed, comfortable and unaware of your surroundings while still maintaining the ability to breathe on your own, move and able to obey commands. The vast majority of people have no memory of the procedure. Memory before and after IV sedation is usually not affected.

Patient’s often comment that the whole procedure has passed in only a few minutes when in reality it may have been several hours. Intravenous sedation also allows patients to avoid the risk, cost and time involved with having a general anaesthetic. It allows your dentist to care for you at their clinic, and is safer, allows you to recover quickly and has minimal side effects compared to undergoing a general anaesthetic.

Who can have IV sedation?

Intravenous sedation is beneficial for patients who:

  • Have anxiety of fear/phobia or are nervous about dental procedures or avoid going to the dentist
  • Have had traumatic or negative dental experiences in the past.
  • Require complex, multiple extensive or long dental treatments.
  • Dislike needles, drills, pain/discomfort, sights, sounds/noises, tastes or smells associated with their dental procedures.
  • Require removal of wisdom teeth, teeth extractions, dental surgery/oral surgery, dental implants, root canal treatment, fillings, periodontal or gum treatments, crowns and bridges, full mouth restorations, bone grafts, All on 4, emergency procedures, and so forth.
  • Have limited time and wish to undertake their dental procedures in one appointment instead of multiple appointments.
  • Are uncomfortable with dental treatments.
  • Have difficulty feelings numb with local anaesthetic injections.
  • Have a strong gag reflex.
  • Find in difficult to keep their mouth open or have jaw problems.
  • Feel embarrassed about the condition of their teeth.
  • Find it difficult to sit still in the dental chair.
  • Are anxious, fearful or nervous about injections/needles or who have a low-pain threshold.