Intravenous sedation is the administration of one or more drugs intravenously to soothe the central nervous system. Sedation slightly alters the perception of reality, which contributes to lower anxiety levels and gives the impression that the procedure takes place in a short period of time. Under sedation, the patient can receive treatment in a relaxed manner while maintaining verbal contact with the dentist for the duration of the procedure. This is why this technique is called “conscious sedation” (unlike general anesthesia where the patient is unconscious). Sedation is a method of choice to break the vicious circle of fear of dental treatment.