Intravenous sedation or twilight anaesthesia is an anaesthetic technique that uses mild doses of drugs to block pain, reduce anxiety, and provide a temporary memory loss. This enables patient to feel very comfortable during and after surgical procedures.
IV sedation is administered by specialist anaesthetists with full monitoring equipment. Post operative recovery is supervised by our team of expert nurses.
Before Intravenous Sedation
- You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight (8) hours prior to the appointment.
- No smoking at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
- A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.
- The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience.
- Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes.
- Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
- Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
- If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office.
- If you take routine oral medications, please check with our doctors prior to your surgical date for instructions.