Fear of the dentist is a very common anxiety and we fully understand this.

At Penryn Dental Practice we can offer IV sedation to our patients to help overcome this anxiety. Quite often this treatment is referred to as ‘twilight sleep’ however that can be a misleading term as you remain conscious throughout.

IV sedation induces a really deep state of relaxation which also leads to a loss of memory for the period it’s being administered. This leads to many people assuming they were asleep during the treatment. Some patients have described it as ‘like having time fly’ where one minute the sedation was being administered and the next thing the treatment was over.

If you suffer from any form of dental phobia or anxiety, please speak to one of us about IV sedation as your comfort is what matters most to the entire team.


Donal transformed my smile. I had always been self conscious about my smile as the cap on my front tooth did not match the other tooth.

I would recommend Donal and the practice to anyone.

- Vicki

I’m a very nervous dental patient but Donal O’Halloran really put me at ease, so much so that I was not at all anxious when it came to him actually examining my teeth.

- Anne

Very very happy. I’m a nervous dental patient, but Donal was very reassuring. I actually was prompted to have treatment I’d previously avoided as I felt I was in “safe hands”.

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Best dentist I have ever had.

- Brian

So pleased with the practice. Donal is amazing, so kind and great with the kids he really put you at ease.

- Alison