INSTRUCTIONS FOR PATIENTS UNDERGOING INTRAVENOUS SEDATION
Intravenous sedation is a safe and proven technique designed to relax you during certain dental procedures. It is a safe drug, midazolam, used to induce a controlled, balanced state of sleepiness and cooperation during your treatment. You will not be asleep but you will be ‘aware but don’t care’. It is not a general anaesthetic and does not have the same after effects. It has the side effect of amnesia, so you will later forget large parts of the treatment.
The following advice is important for your safety and will help you benefit most from this technique.