Intra Venous Sedation
Intravenous sedation can produce similar effects to oral sedation, yet the doctor can monitor the patient and control dosage more easily according to how the patient feels and responds. Our doctors can vary the level of sedation from a light sedation to deep sedation depending of the patient’s needs. Like previous types of sedation mentioned, local anesthetics are used in conjunction with IV sedation to control pain and discomfort. However, unlike the other types of dental sedation, patients who receive IV sedation are generally unaware of their surroundings. These procedures are different from general anesthesia in that the patient’s protective reflexes are still intact. Patients still breathe on their own and can also respond to a variety of commands. Patients have little to no recollection of the procedures performed and feel as if they were “sleeping” through the appointment. If you have questions about sedation dentistry, or would like to schedule an appointment, contact one of our six convenient locations.