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If you, or someone you know is very nervous about undergoing dental treatment then you would benefit greatly from having treatment carried out under intravenous sedation.

This involves drugs that will make you calm and deeply relaxed, and unaware of the sights, smells and sounds of the surgery. This combination of sedative and pain-relieving drugs creates a more relaxed environment before and during treatment. This is a safe, effective and less costly alternative to general anaesthetic

After IV sedation treatment, you will not be able to return to work, drive and you will require an escort for the next 12 hours following treatment.

Who is suitable?

Everyone who is fit and healthy can have sedation, however sedation is particularly helpful for patients with a strong fear or phobia of the dentistry, patients who have had a traumatic or negative experience in the past, patients with a strong gag reflex or patients with long and complicated treatment procedure, such as dental implants.

Cost of IV Sedation?

The cost of sedation is €160.  This charge is separate to the charges associated with the dental treatment undertaken.

Who carries out the sedation?

John is specially trained to carry out dental sedation as he has completed a postgraduate diploma in Conscious Sedation in Dentistry in 2015 in Trinity College. This was in addition his previous training in sedation in Guy’s hospital London. John is a member of the international society of dental anxiety management, Irish society of conscious sedation in dentistry society for the advancement of anaesthesia in dentistry and also a member of the of the Irish Dental Association.

I would highly recommend John Sullivan. I hadn’t attended a dentist in years because of a lifelong fear. From the moment I walked into the surgery the girls made me feel at ease.

John was highly professional in everything he said and did, explaining as he went along. I opted for conscious sedation which helped me greatly. John made me feel less anxious from the word go with his friendly attitude.

Anyone who is anxious or nervous get in touch with John and his team. It was the best thing I did in a long time.

Ned Hogan