IV Sedation 

Many of us can feel nervous and anxious when it comes to surgery.

Dr Briggs is able to offer an effective way to overcome this fear by offering patients conscious sedation during dental surgery.  Sedation provides anxiety relief and pain control during surgery, especially during complex and time consuming procedures.

Intravenous Sedation is administered via an injection, like a General Anaesthetic.  The drugs used are given intravenously, usually into a vein on the top of the hand or forearm. You will still require a local anaesthetic to exclude pain.  The main drugs used in sedation are Midazolam and Fentanyl. During sedation, the patient's breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, heart rhythms and amount of Oxygen in the blood are monitored carefully and recorded. 

The level of sedation still allows for limited verbal response or verbal requests. You may have little or no memory of the procedure whilst under the sedation. 

With his calm and supportive team, Dr Briggs aims to provide the highest level of care in a safe environment. “My aim for each and every patient is to provide a service of care and excellence. I want my patients to feel relaxed and most importantly to be delighted with the experience and results of the procedures.”

Please view the Operative Care section of this site for pre and post operative instructions.