Specialist Oral, Jaw & Facial Surgeons for Auckland

Intravenous Sedation (Twilight anaesthesia)

Intravenous Sedation (Twilight Anaesthesia):

OMS Specialists are experts in providing sedation, using medications given into a vein to manage patients during minor surgery. Close monitoring throughout the procedure is maintained using the most modern equipment and highest safety standards.

The patient is not fully asleep and is able to talk if they would like, however they generally feel sleepy, relaxed and happy. One of the effects of the medication is amnesia which means a loss of memory for the period of sedation. Whilst sedated, local anaesthetic is also given (injections into the mouth) to make sure that there is no pain from the treatment. Our surgeons perform cases under sedation on a daily basis.

Due to the nature of intravenous sedation you will need an escort to take you to and pick you up from surgery.

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