IV Sedation Dentistry

By: Drs. Smith and Domingue  12/03/2014
Keywords: Sedation Dentistry, Sedation Dentist, Dental Anxiety

Sedation dentistry comes in a variety of forms. You’ve probably heard of nitrous oxide, which is sometimes called “laughing gas.” This is a mild sedative that is breathed in and produces a light euphoria while reducing the sensation of pain. The effects wear off as soon as the mask is removed. Another type of sedation dentistry is oral sedation, in which you take an anti-anxiety medication by mouth shortly before your scheduled appointment. While the medication relaxes you and makes you feel calm, you also stay awake and alert throughout the appointment. You do, however, need someone to drive you home afterward since the effects can linger. In IV sedation dentistry, the medication is administered intravenously. We can use a topical anesthetic if you like to make sure that you don’t feel a thing. You’ll notice the calming effects of the medication very quickly, and we can adjust your dose whenever we need to. While some of our patients do fall asleep, most stay awake during the procedure. You will feel no discomfort, and your procedure will seem to fly by.

Keywords: Anxiety Free Dentist, Dental Anxiety, Sedation Dentist, Sedation Dentistry

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