There are two levels of intravenous sedation at Vermilion. The first is where our oral surgeon administers intravenous midazolam to enable their own surgical procedures, which normally last one to two hours. This is ideal for extracting wisdom teeth and smaller implant surgeries. Where the procedure is expected to last for longer than one to two hours, our inhouse anaesthetist can administer midazolam, propofol and alfentanil to maintain ideal sedation conditions for both you and our oral surgeon.
If you are having sedation it is critical that you have a chaperone; someone to bring you in and take you home. You should not be alone overnight. And for 24 hours thereafter you must not work, drive, operate domestic appliances or machinery, send emails etc. This is because your reflexes and judgement can be subtly impaired by the sedation drugs.