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Sedation Dentistry

Do you suffer from fear and dental anxiety at the mere thought of having any dental treatment? Does the idea of having a filling bring you out in a cold sweat?

Don’t worry help is at hand!

Here at Infinity Dental Clinic Leeds – Yorkshire, our professional and caring approach will put you at ease. Our aim is for you to leave with a smile on your face! We understand that past experiences can have a detrimental impact and leave you with a feeling of anxiety about dental treatments, we want to help you overcome that phobia.

Intravenous sedation in dentistry is a useful technique to help anxious patients undergo a stress-free dental procedure. Sedation is a great way to relax you during your appointment, leaving you with little or no recollection of the procedure. We use the latest techniques in digital dentistry to ensure every stage of the treatment is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Dr Hannah Wilson is vastly experienced at using intravenous sedation, successfully treating hundreds of patients with a dental phobia.


You can also see examples of some of our work by reading our weekly informative blogs.

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What is Intravenous Sedation?

Dr Hannah Wilson SedationIntravenous (IV) sedation is one of the most common ways to help nervous patients deal with dental anxiety. IV sedation is a safe and effective way for nervous patients to undergo dental treatment. It involves the use of Midazolam, a sedative used to help patients relax, leaving you with little or no recollection of the procedure.

Here is what one of our many happy sedation patients had to say about their treatment at Infinity Dental Clinic:

“So I’m a very very scared of going to the dentist, I mean crying cold sweats and sick to name all the feeling I get. But the team are amazing…… from the lovely receptionist to the dental nurse’s and my Dr Wilson. She works wonders, she specializes in sedation for treatment and I’ve had this done for my wisdom tooth and extraction. I can truly say was it was the best way forward… they treated me with care love and very understanding… I’m so grateful I found a great practice thank you for looking after me” – Emma Allard

How Does Intravenous Sedation Work?

Intravenous Sedation involves the use of Midazolam. Midazolam is an effective anti-anxiety sedative. It induces a deep state of relaxation and a feeling of calm. IV sedation causes short term amnesia, and so you will have little or no recollection of the dental procedure.

You will remain conscious and be able to respond to questions and requests. This means it is very safe and we can ensure you are comfortable throughout completion of your dental treatment. Time will feel like it passed very quickly and may make you feel as if you were ‘asleep’.

What are the Benefits of Sedation?

Dental sedation is an ideal way to help you relax whilst undergoing your dental treatment. It allows you to dissociate yourself from the noise and vibration of the drill or any other procedure. Time will pass very quickly and it will leave you with little or no recollection of the treatment.

Even patients who are not nervous may wish to consider IV sedation whilst undergoing certain lengthy, more invasive procedures.

Is Sedation Safe?

Midazolam for the use of dental sedation is an extremely safe drug when administered by a specially trained professional. Patients are monitored before, throughout and after the procedure.

What Should I Expect?

Bespoke dental reportBefore undergoing IV sedation, you will require a sedation assessment. Dr Hannah Wilson will take a full medical and social history and talk you through the consent forms, ensuring you are fully informed.

Prior to IV Sedation

It is important to follow the pre-sedation instructions listed below:

  • No alcohol for 24 hours before your appointment
  • Take all prescribed medication at your usual time (unless specified otherwise)
  • Have a light meal 2 hours before your appointment then no food or drink until afterwards
  • You need to be escorted by an adult who must be present in the building throughout the appointment and who is able to support and look after you when you are discharged home
  • You must go home by car or taxi, not public transport

During IV Sedation?

A thin plastic cannula is placed in the back of the hand or the arm. Midazolam is then administered, which will quickly make you feel sleepy and relaxed. Throughout the procedure we will monitor your pulse, oxygen levels and  blood pressure. The treatment will then be completed as required and our sedation team will ensure you are comfortable throughout.

Will I Feel Any Pain?

Local anaesthetic will still be used to make sure you can’t feel anything or experience any pain. However, this is administered after you are sedated so you will not be aware of it.

After IV Sedation?

You are likely to feel drowsy, disorientated and forgetful for a few hours as it takes time for the effects of the sedation to wear off.

For 24 hours after your appointment it is important to follow the instructions below:

  • You must not drive any vehicle or ride a bicycle
  • You will be unable to return to work
  • Do not operate any machinery
  • Do not drink alcohol
  • You must not make any important decisions or sign any legal documents

What is Inhalation Sedation?

Inhalation sedation, otherwise known as ‘happy air’, can be used in children when undergoing dental treatment as an alternative to general anaesthetic in the hospital. This is normally provided through our referral pathway. Please ask for further information.

Dental Sedation Prices Leeds

Here at Infinity Dental Clinic we work hard to find a solution that meets all our patients expectations on desired outcome both clinically and financially. We will supply you with all relevant treatment options and the associated prices involved, allowing you to make the right decision for you regarding your dental care. For guidance on fees, please use this link to our fee and finance page. 

We also offer a range of finance options which can be discussed with our experienced treatment coordinators to help you spread the investment in a manageable way. 

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Intravenous sedation in dentistry is a useful technique to help anxious patients undergo a stress-free dental procedure.

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I wish I could say how my experience went, all I remember is waking up in bed! the team were so patient with me as I have some fear/phobia of needles and have put off the dentist ever since I was a kid, putting up with tooth ache for nearly 4 years, I’m now eating foods with ease, I just hope I don’t get a big tummy! A big thank you to Dr Hannah and the her team that reassured me, with great reception staff that will also put you at ease soon as you walk into the practice, you even receive a welcome pack that introduces you to they staff! Would highly recommend Infinity Dental Clinic for those who are scared of needles or dentist treatment! I will be deffo keep regular checkups with Infinity and finally got onto a Denplan as I’ve found my second home! – Kris Lambert

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