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Sedation

All the Specialist Oral Surgery Peter Yesudian provides can be carried out under sedation. This is of great benefit for nervous patients.

Intravenous sedation consists of the use of a sedative directly into the blood stream. The sedative makes you feel drowsy, and relaxed. You will not be asleep, but as most people have amnesia after the procedure it may feel as if you have been. At all times you will maintain your own airway and respond to commands.

It is not necessary to starve yourself. We will need to gain access to veins, so please wear loose fitting clothing, which can have the sleeves rolled back. You will feel unsteady afterwards, so please wear flat heeled shoes.

A device that is attached to your fingernails measures your pulse and oxygen levels, so it is essential you remove any nail varnish. You need to be accompanied by a responsible adult who can take you back home, and look after you for the rest of the day. Please do not use public transport.

For the rest of the day:

- Do not operate any machinery.

- Do not cook

- Make any important decision, or sign papers

- Do not drink alcohol, or take sleeping tablets