Sedation dentistry can put you at ease and virtually eliminates the pain associated with dental procedures. Intravenous sedation is one of several options available to significantly reduce your fears and discomfort.
Benefits of IV Sedation:
*It's extremely effective for moderate to severe anxiety
*The level of sedation can be adjusted during the procedure so that you remain comfortable at all times
*In many cases, you can get ALL of your dental work done in one visit
*During intravenous sedation (IV sedation), an anti-anxiety drug is administered into the bloodstream to achieve a state of "deep conscious sedation." Although you will not actually be asleep, you will enjoy a heightened state of relaxation - and probably won't remember much about the procedure afterward. Your appointment will be a dream and your time in the chair will feel like minutes.
IV sedation will put you at ease so you experience little to no discomfort; however, your dentist will also administer a local anesthetic to ensure that you don't experience any pain. At this point in you'll be so relaxed that you'll hardly even notice.
Throughout the procedure, your breathing, heart rate and blood pressure will be closely monitored. Patients generally recover quickly from IV sedation, although they may feel slightly groggy immediately afterward. IV sedation is extremely safe when delivered by a specially trained dentist.
So relax and prepare to sleep through your next dental visit.