The last resort for extremely phobic patients is intravenous sedation or general anaesthesia (GA). Sedation can be carried out at registered clinics by certified conscious sedation practitioners and specialist anaesthetists. The sedation is carried out by the doctor or anaesthetist through intravenous injections of various drugs to relieve anxiety, pain and induce sleep. Most patients remain conscious but are sedated and do not remember any of the procedure. It is very important to discuss in detail and decide on the treatments to be done on the day of surgery. A chaperone is always needed to accompany you to and from the clinic.
General anaesthesia can only be carried out in a hospital setting by specialist anaesthetists. Few procedures such as major wisdom teeth surgery or implant surgeries require hospitalisation and treatment by specialist surgeons. We offer referrals and further information if this is the case for you.