IV Sedation in Austin

Offered at

South Lamar

Lantana Place

Sleep Through Your Appointment

IV Sedation for a Stress-Free Visit

If you would like to sleep through your appointment, IV sedation from Enamel Dentistry may be right for you. This sedation option is typically reserved for patients who are undergoing complex oral surgery or have extreme dental phobia or anxiety. With deep sedation, you will sleep soundly throughout your entire appointment and you’ll have no painful memories of your treatment. If you think you would benefit from deep sedation, call us today to discuss this option with our knowledgeable team.

Understanding The Process

How Is IV Sedation Administered?

IV Sedation is administered intravenously (through an IV, directly into the vein). A member of our team will administer the proper dosage of medication monitor you throughout your entire procedure. You can rest assured that you will never be left alone while under sedation. Before we administer the sedative, you will be well-informed about everything that will happen during your treatment because we want you to feel comfortable and confident in our care.

What to Expect

The Effects of IV sedation

During IV sedation, anti-anxiety medication is delivered intravenously at a low dose. This means that you will be able to sleep peacefully during your appointment, but you will still respond to stimuli and be able to breathe on your own. You will rest and relax throughout the procedure, and have no painful memories of the treatment once it is over.

Is IV Sedation Right For Me?

When to Consider IV Sedation

IV Sedation is typically recommended for more complex or lengthy procedures. Patients with emergency dental health needs may also require deep sedation. When you arrive for your appointment, our trained, expert dentists will assess your situation to determine which sedation option is best for your needs.

Understanding the Process

How to Prepare for IV Sedation

Before your treatment, you will likely be asked to avoid eating or drinking anything for a few hours. You should also discuss any medications or herbal supplements that you’re taking with your dentist before they administer the sedative. Wear comfortable clothing and make transportation arrangements ahead of time since you will be unable to drive or operate heavy machinery for the rest of the day.

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