Intravenous (IV) sedation is a type of conscious sedation, meaning that you will remain awake during your treatment, but it is a deeper level of sedation dentistry. When you receive IV sedation, it allows our dentists to provide you with medication directly into your bloodstream so that you can relax quickly. After completing your treatment, you may feel as if you slept through it or do not recall the details of your visit to our office. IV sedation is very safe, and our dentists and team will monitor you carefully to ensure that you remain comfortable and that there are no complications.
Before we can provide you with IV sedation, our dentists will meet one-on-one with you to discuss your medical history and dental needs. We will review all relevant factors and discuss your sedation options to determine if IV sedation is right for you. If you are receiving this form of sedation dentistry, you will need to have someone available to drive you home after your treatment. We also recommend that someone stay with you for a few hours after your treatment until the medication has worn off.
For more information about IV sedation and to schedule your consultation with our dentists, please contact our office today.