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The Benefits of IV Sedation in Dentistry: Comfort, Convenience and Confidence

woman-scared-at-dentist-sq-300Few of us want to be in a dentist’s chair, but throughout our lifetimes, it’s something we must do to ensure good dental hygiene. If you suffer from anxiety about dental appointments, your trusted team at Excellence in Dentistry offers IV sedation to take away your fears and make the experience more pleasant.

Whether you are having a cavity cleaned and filled or you’re having a more complex dental implant procedure, IV sedation has been a beneficial tool for hundreds of Brisbane patients to receive their treatments while relaxed, making their time more enjoyable and less stressful.

Experience Complete Relaxation

IV sedation differs from the general anaesthesia you may receive during medical surgery. While general anaesthesia renders patients completely unconscious, IV sedation keeps you in a twilight state. You will still be able to understand and respond accordingly to your dentist’s requests, all while experiencing a feeling of calmness and relaxation.

The procedure will also be less painful in general and seem like it goes more quickly. The dental work will be done, and you’ll be discharged to head home in what seems like minutes after the procedure begins.

What Are Some Benefits?

The benefits of dental IV sedation are many. It’s most helpful for patients who need implants, wisdom teeth removal, extractions, root canals, and veneers, and can also be used for more basic cleanings and checkups. It can also work well for patients who:

  • Have anxiety, fears or phobia of dental procedures or needles
  • Have had bad experiences in the past
  • Have a strong gag reflex

If you have a hectic schedule and limited time to visit the dentist, we can use IV sedation to perform multiple operations in just one appointment.

Receive Trusted Care, Without the Fear

You don’t have to fear a trip to the dentist in Brisbane. Our practice has a special interest and high level of training in sedation dentistry, and IV sedation is just one way we may help you feel less anxious and still receive the benefits of our top-notch dental care and treatments. Contact our pratice today to see how we may help you and learn more about this service!


Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

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