At O’Donovan Dental we offer Intravenous (I.V) sedation. I.V sedation is an effective and safe treatment options which is ideal for anxious patients and for people undergoing more difficult procedures.

I.V sedation induces a state of deep relaxation and a feeling of not being bothered about whats going on, you will still be able to understand and respond to requests from the dentist. The medication used for I.V sedation will result in partial or total memory loss of the procedure.

Whats happens during I.V sedation?

An extremely thin plastic tube will be put into a vein either in one of your arms or in the back of one of your hands. A drug will then be injected which will quickly make you feel very sleepy and relaxed.

How do I prepare for I.V sedation?

  • Take your routine medicines at the usual times.
  • Have only light meals and non-alcoholic drinks on the day of your appointment.
  • Bring a responsible adult with you. They must be able to escort you home and care for you for the rest of the day. Do not bring your children with you to your appointment.