Intravenous (IV) sedation is a technique used in dentistry to help nervous or anxious patients relax. It involves giving a small injection in your arm. This gives you a feeling of relaxation although you will not actually be asleep. One of the effects of IV sedation is that patients do not remember what has happened while they are sedated, so it is particularly useful for more invasive treatments such as extractions or implant placements. Patients opting for IV sedation have to bring an escort to accompany them home and will have to take things easy for the rest of the day, as the effects of the sedation do take longer to wear off. Your safety and wellbeing is of paramount importance to us. That is why a detailed medical history will be taken at your pre assessment appointment. It is essential that these questions be answered as accurately and honestly by you. In addition, your blood pressure will be checked and recorded at this time. Your dentist will discuss with you what will happen and answer any questions you may have at the pre assessment visit. Once you have been given all the information you will be asked to sign a consent form so that we are satisfied you understand the procedures involved.