Dental sedation is a way of making you feel more at ease during treatment. It doesn't put you to sleep like a general anaesthetic; you're still conscious and able to talk with your dentist. Instead, it puts you into a deeply relaxed state, where you won't feel any discomfort or pain.
Intravenous (IV) sedation: where a sedative is injected into your vein.
After you’ve had sedation, and finished your treatment, you’ll recover in-practice to allow its effects to subside. Your clinician will wait to ensure you feel fully recovered before discharging you. We recommend not driving for 24 hours after sedation, so you should arrange for someone to pick you up and take you home.