IV Sedation


At Terrigal Dental, we understand that dental anxiety and fear can be significant barriers to seeking essential oral health care. That’s why we offer a state-of-the-art solution to make your dental experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible: IV Sedation. Our commitment to providing top-notch dental care in a relaxed environment sets us apart, and we are thrilled to introduce you to the world of Intravenous (IV) Sedation Dentistry.

What is IV Sedation?

IV sedation, or intravenous sedation, is a safe and effective technique used to help patients relax during dental procedures. It involves administering a sedative drug directly into the bloodstream via an intravenous line. A specialist anaesthetist administers the IV sedation while the dentist performs the procedure. The controlled dosage allows our highly trained professionals to monitor and adjust the sedation level throughout the procedure, ensuring you are at the optimal comfort level.

The Terrigal Dental Difference in IV Sedation Dentistry

At Terrigal Dental, we prioritise your comfort and well-being. Our experienced team of dental professionals is committed to creating a positive and stress-free environment for every patient. IV sedation is an excellent choice for individuals with dental phobia, severe anxiety, or those undergoing complex dental treatments.

  • Personalised Care: We understand that each patient is unique, and so are their needs. Our team works closely with you to tailor the IV sedation experience to match your specific requirements, ensuring a comfortable and anxiety-free dental visit.
  • Safe and Monitored Sedation: Your safety is our top priority. Our dental professionals are extensively trained in IV sedation administration and monitoring. Throughout the procedure, vital signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels are closely observed to ensure a safe and controlled sedation experience.
  • Efficient Procedures: IV sedation allows our dentists to perform procedures more efficiently, minimising discomfort and reducing the overall time spent in the dental chair. This not only benefits patients but also enables our team to address multiple dental concerns in a single visit.

IV Sedation vs. General Anesthesia: Making an Informed Choice

While both IV sedation and general anesthesia aim to induce a state of relaxation and comfort, they differ in their intensity and effects on consciousness.

IV Sedation:

  • Provides a moderate level of sedation.
  • Patients remain conscious and responsive.
  • Ideal for individuals with dental anxiety or those undergoing minor to moderate procedures.

General Anesthesia:

  • Induces a deep state of unconsciousness.
  • Patients are completely unaware and unresponsive.
  • Typically reserved for extensive dental surgeries or medical procedures.

At Terrigal Dental, we will guide you in making an informed decision based on your medical history, the complexity of the procedure, and your personal comfort level.

Your Journey to a Relaxing Dental Experience Starts Here

Don’t let dental anxiety or fear prevent you from achieving optimal oral health. At Terrigal Dental, we are dedicated to providing a positive and stress-free dental experience through IV Sedation Dentistry. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how our personalised approach to dental care can transform your perception of visiting the dentist. Trust Terrigal Dental for a relaxed and comfortable journey to a healthier, happier smile.

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We provide extensive orthodontics, cosmetic, and general dental care services for the Terrigal and Central Coast communities.

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Our practise is driven by one simple thing – our values.

We firmly believe that the best dental services can be provided only with the most up-to-date technology. This is exactly why we have digital X-ray machines that allow for X-rays with the lowest radiation dose, pain-free electronic anaesthetic delivery and microscopes that ensure that every treatment is as precise as possible.

We at Terrigal Dental also believe that keeping patients waiting creates stress and anxiety. For this reason, we very rarely run late, which means that you will not be spending too much time in our patient lounge – even though it is a very nice and relaxing space.

  • Orthodontics
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • General dental treatment

Our aim We go the extra mile to provide the best dental services in NSW

At Terrigal Dental, we are a progressive practice, wholeheartedly committed to our community of patients. Our welcoming, professional and caring team strive to ensure patients are cared for ethically and meticulously, providing clear, honest communication of all options for optimal personalised dentistry.