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.
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.
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.
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.