IV sedation, also known as moderate sedation, is a controlled form of sedation that is administered intravenously (through a vein), allowing medications to work faster and more efficiently.
Why Choose IV Sedation?
IV sedation is a moderate form of sedation dentistry that can be used to help patients of all ages undergo a variety of dental procedures. In-practice sedation dentistry involves the use of a drug to induce sedation. When administered by an expert, IV sedation is highly effective and safe for all patients, regardless of age, health, or dental anxiety level.
IV sedation can be used for most dental procedures, including:
- Root canals
- Implant placement
- Periodontal disease treatment
- Wisdom teeth removal
- Cosmetic procedures
During your procedure, our dentists and team will closely monitor your vital signs, including your heart rate, oxygen level, blood pressure, and breathing.
What Does IV Sedation Involve?
IV sedation involves administering medication (either through the vein in the arm or hand or intravenously) to help you relax. The medication relaxes you, but you will still be able to cooperate with the dentist. The level of sedation can be altered if required, so the dentist can make sure you are comfortable at all times.
Benefits of IV Sedation
- Achieves a deep state of relaxation
- IV sedation works quickly
- It is an effective means of improving oral health
- IV sedation is safer than general anesthesia
- Easy dosage adjustment
- Little to no recall of the procedure
Who Can Benefit From IV Sedation?
IV sedation is particularly useful if you need a lot of dental work performed at one time. IV sedation allows the dentist to provide multiple procedures at once while the patient remains calm and relaxed. Most patients sleep through the entire procedure.
After administering IV sedation, the dentist can complete multiple procedures during that single visit, so patients can avoid multiple dental appointments and the financial cost that comes with them. It helps those who require comprehensive dental care, such as rebuilding an entire smile, as it allows the dentist to perform different procedures in a single visit.
IV sedation also works well for children who get anxious at the dentist’s office or those who need a lot of dental work but are unable to sit still for any amount of time.
IV sedation is also ideal for patients who suffer from dental anxiety. IV sedation can also help patients who have a sensitive gag reflex, as it allows the dentist to work without causing the patient discomfort.
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