Relax with No Fear
With Comfortable IV Sedation
Intravenous or IV Sedation is offered to the anxious patient. It is a management technique that uses medications to assist the patient to cope with fear and anxiety. IV sedation is both safe and effective when administered by our trained professionals.
Benefits of IV Sedation
Enjoy visiting the dentist again! Treatments seem to take only minutes to complete
Longer single appointments and decreased need for multiple journeys saves you money
Many previously time-consuming procedures can now be completed in a single appointment
Will I feel any pain during my procedure?
It's important to understand that the entire purpose of Sedation Dentistry is to remove any fear of discomfort, pain, or anxiety from your treatment experience. Most patients tell us they felt absolutely no pain or discomfort during their procedures and may express that they feel great immediately afterwards.
What are the side-effects of dental sedation?
Many patients do not remember much of their procedure after the sedatives wear off.
Less commonly, patients may experience mild headaches, nausea, and sometimes a bit of "jet lag" once the sedatives have worn off.
Does someone need to drive me to and from my appointment?
Yes, we require that you have someone else drive you to and from your appointment. Think of it as trading a bit of inconvenience getting here and back for the ability to sleep comfortably through your dental treatment.
What should I expect immediately following my procedure?
Our staff will monitor you for a period immediately following your procedure to make sure the sedatives are wearing off as expected and that there are no complications following your treatment. As a general rule, we will provide written copies of any post-care instructions in case you don't remember our verbal instructions. Patients should avoid driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery for 24 hours after sedation.