IV sedation uses a combination of sedating and pain-relieving medicines to create a calm, dream like state of sleep, during your planned dental procedure. You will have no recollection of most of the events during the dental procedure. It is not a general anaesthetic, where patients are deeply unconscious and not breathing for themselves. Therefore, it avoids the need for hospitalization. IV sedation is a safe, modern, and highly effective technique that will make your visit to the dentist a more relaxing and comfortable experience.