Intravenous Sedation

Intravenous Sedation helps you to be comfortable and calm when undergoing dental procedures. Intravenous sedation or “IV sedation” is designed to better enable you to undergo your dental procedures while you are very relaxed.  Intravenous sedation or “IV sedation” is designed to better enable you undergo your dental procedures while you are very relaxed. It will enable you to tolerate as well as not remember those procedures that may be very uncomfortable for you.  If you choose the option of intravenous sedation, your IV sedation will be administered and monitored by your doctor and a Licensed Nurse Anesthetist. This eliminates the costly expense of having your treatment carried out in an operating room or same-day surgical facility.

How is the IV Sedation Administered?

A thin needle will be introduced into a vein in your arm or hand. The needle will be attached to an intravenous tube through which medication will be given to help you relax and feel comfortable. At times a patient’s vein may not be able to sustain a needle for the length of the procedure. In this case, the medications will be administered and the needle retrieved. Both scenarios will achieve the same desired level of conscious sedation. Some patients with medical conditions and/or on specific drug regimens may only be lightly sedated. The goal of IV sedation is to use as little medication as possible to get the treatment completed. With IV sedation, a constant “drip” is maintained via the intravenous tube. At any time an antidote can be administered to reverse the effects of the medications if necessary. IV sedation is safe.

Sedation Dentistry for the Fearful

Dental phobia is a real, often overwhelming reality for thousands of people. Negative previous dental experiences, fear of needles or drills, and severe gag reflexes are just some of the reasons people feel extreme anxiety when thinking about visiting the dentist.

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If you suffer from dental phobia- fear no more! At Village Family Dental, we are committed to understanding the very real nature of your fears. Not only will our staff treat you with compassion and care, but IV sedation will allow you to experience dentistry in a whole new way. While engaging in an anxiety free experience, your doctor will be hard at work making sure you end up with the results you desire.