What Is IV Sedation Dentistry?

Intravenous (IV) sedation is a form of sedation available in dentistry which delivers the sedative directly into a vein in your arm. IV sedation allows for rapid effect to produce adequate relaxation and comfort. The medication dose is easily individualized to meet the patient’s specific needs.

Who is a candidate for IV Sedation Dentistry?

Anyone who has fear and anxiety about dental treatment is a candidate. Anyone who has a strong gag reflex, or has put off dental care for years because of dental anxieties or certain medical conditions could benefit from IV sedation.

What are the benefits of IV Sedation Dentistry?

  • Relaxation is rapid.
  • Anxiety and pain are safely eliminated.
  • Multiple procedures can be efficiently performed in one appointment.
  • Many patients report that they remember little-to-nothing about their appointment by the next day.

What can I expect from IV Sedation Dentistry?

Treatment will begin when adequate sedation is achieved. Vital signs will be continuously monitored for your safety. You must have a driver to and from the appointment, and plan on resting for the remainder of the day.

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